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Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Servings: Makes 20 large cookies
Everyone needs a great "basic" chocolate chip cookie recipe in their recipe file. This is the one I use, and the one I recommend. You'll never go wrong with these cookies. I guarantee it!!

1/2 cup rolled oats
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks/8 oz/226g) butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 eggs
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, (I recommend Guittard's Real Semisweet Chocolate Chips)
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C.

Grind oats in a food processor or blender until fine. Combine the ground oats with the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

Cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla, and lemon juice in another medium bowl with an electric mixer. Add the eggs and mix until smooth.

Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture and blend well. Add the chocolate chips and nuts to the dough and mix by hand until ingredients are well incorporated.

Spoon rounded 1/4-cup portions onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Place the scoops about 2 inches apart. You don't need to press the dough flat. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until cookies are light brown and soft in the middle. Store in a sealed container when cool to keep soft. For the best results, chill the dough overnight in the refrigerator before baking the cookies.

Makes 20 large cookies.

Photograph taken by Diana Baker Woodall ©2002

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: May 15, 2007


Reviewer: Julia
I tried this before, excellent, nice and tasty. Everyone says they taste just like Famous Amos cookies. I follow everything the same as it states in the recipe and i never go wrong..You go gal!!!

Reviewer: hairina
ya...it's true...it tastes like famous amous cookies...you should try it...you won't regret it...good luck..

Reviewer: Shamma.T
I made those cookies and they were AMAZING! They tasted exactly like Famous Amos like Julia said, and they are easy! The only thing is that I made half and froze the other half over night, the other half did not bake as fast as the first ones, it took around 20 minutes to have the same crunchinies... otherwise, PERFECT!

Reviewer: Lisa
Although I have a copy of this recipe, I just did a search for it again because I never want to be without it. This is the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe you'll ever find!!

Reviewer: Rahaf
I tried these cookies. They were AMAZING!! Trust me you won't regret it, everybody will ask for the recipe.


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