MMM Love the smell of homemade cookies baking? We smelled them and fresh bread every morning in the bakery… irresistible fragrance to us and the customers!
I call these man cookies, cause I haven’t found a man yet who doesn’t like them, and subsequently devours them by the plate full (oh, you think I’m kidding?).
They’re straight forward cookies to bake – the secret to the chewy but moist chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, with a slightly crunchy perimeter, is the honey. Chewy RAISIN Spelt Cookies Recipe version in notes at bottom…
Chewy Chocolate Chip Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe:
Cream together in mixer:
1 1/2 cups cane sugar (or 1 cup white, 1 cup brown sugar)
2 tablespoons liquid honey
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons (or more) pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon clubhouse rum extract (grocery store brand)
In separate bowl combine:
2 cups all purpose flour (or spelt)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch nutmeg, super small pinch cloves
add to the wet mix
1 1/4 cups quick oats (not instant)
1 cup coconut (or substitute with quick oats)
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet pure chocolate chips
Scoop out using 2 tablespoons size scoop (each cookie is 2 tablespoons of dough) – Looks like an ice cream scoop but slightly smaller.
We put 6 to a sheet approx 2 1/2 inches apart on parchment
Bake at 375°F for approx 12 minutes – keep watching them as each oven temp varies
remove from oven slide parchment onto the racks let cool for 2 min, then transfer to alternate wire racks off the parchment using a flat lifter to continue cooling.
Makes approx 18 gourmet sized cookies.
Scrumptious Gourmet Cookie Variations:
- For oatmeal raisin cookies, simply substitute the chocolate chips for Thompson raisins.
- For double chocolate cookies add 1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder (omit the cinnamon).
- For triple chocolate cookies add 1/2 1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder (omit the cinnamon) AND 1 cup white chocolate chips.
- For ultimate cookies add 1/2 1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder (omit the cinnamon) AND 1 cup white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter or skor chips.