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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Crazy about chocolate chips? This chewy, oatmeal chocolate chip cookie has plenty, not to mention lots of heart-healthy oatmeal. The gang’ll come back for seconds so this big batch recipe is perfect. This is the best 'oat choc chip cookies recipe' you'll ever taste! —Diane Neth, Menno, South Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 7 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, dry pudding mix, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Quaker Oats featured its first oatmeal cookie recipe on the package in 1908, more than 30 years after the company’s founding. The recipe used just three ingredients: oats, butter and eggs. Fancier ingredients, such as sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, raisins, nuts and chocolate chips, were added to later recipes.
  • Dark brown sugar contains more molasses than light or golden brown sugar. The types are generally interchangeable in recipes. But if you prefer a bolder flavor, choose dark brown sugar.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 each: 87 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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