I also noticed that my recipe was a Nestle Toll House recipe, and it called for Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips. I'm more of a Hershey's kinda girl... well actually, I'm more of a whatever-is-on-sale-in-bulk kinda girl, and that happened to be Hershey's Chocolate Chips. I'm sure I committed some kind of marketing blasphemy, but those Hershey's chocolate chips are dang good!
I love cookie dough! The invention of cookie dough ice cream is the single most brilliant invention EVER! I always pick through, eat all the cookie dough chunks, and then put the boring ice cream back into the freezer. It drives my poor husband nuts! But, he's used to me now, and he always buys himself some horribly disgusting ice cream (Tiger! Bleh) that he knows I'll leave alone.
I'm not going to lie, sometime I make cookies just so that I can eat some of the dough! You know those movies when a girl breaks up with her boyfriend, and to help her through her rough time, the BFF shows up with ice cream and a tube of Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough, and they each rip of chucks and eat it? I've always wanted to do that! Not so much the bad break up part, but the eating of the tube of cookie dough. I've been fortunate that in my life and I've never experienced anything so catastrophic that it warrants the eating of an entire tube of cookie dough, but I think it would be fun to do it just cuz!
So anyway, when all was said and done with my batch of cookies, I got 29 cookies. Not 48! 29 cooked cookies! And then it donned on me... I did eat a lot of cookie dough when I was making them. Could I possibly have eaten 19 cookies worth of dough? I'm pretty sure the answer is no... It was probably only like 15 cookies worth. That, and I like to make nice big cookies! I mean seriously, who wants a teeny tiny cookie? Then you just have to go back to the kitchen twice as often for more!
I know you all want to see my delicious cookies.... wait, what? Um anyway, here are the cookies I baked. (That sounds better!)
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup fancy flaked coconut
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, butter and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, coconut, chocolate chips and nuts; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto baking sheets. (yeah, mine were bigger then a tblsp full though.... Just saying)
BAKE for 9 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies or 12 to 13 minutes for crispy cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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