If you have read my blog for a while, you may have heard of Grandma Ibby. I have been cooking and baking my way through her treasure box of recipes over the past year and have shared many of these special recipes with you along the way.
I’m thinking we are a bit overdue for a Grandma Ibby post so today I am going to share her fantastic Chocolate Oaties with you.
Translation: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
What makes these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies special is that they are both thin and crispy and chewy and tender all at the same time.
They feel very old fashioned and I love that. I also remember eating them a lot as a kid and of course, I love that too!
Grandma Ibby’s Chocolate Oaties
- 1 1/2 Cups flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 Cup (2 sticks) butter
- 1 Cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 Cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 Cups Oatmeal – I’ve used instant and it works fine
- 1/2 Cup nutmeats, optional – I don’t add the nuts – picky no-nut people around here.
- 12 oz. chocolate chips – I use semi-sweet but milk chocolate or butterscotch would be great.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift the flour, salt and baking soda together and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugars together with a mixer until light and well combined; about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, incorporating each well. Add the vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Gently mix in by hand the oatmeal, nutmeats and chocolate chips until just combined.
Use a cookie scoop or teaspoons to drop dough on a cookie sheet that is greased or lined with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
Bake for about 10 minutes.
These are thin and delicate cookies so let them cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet to allow them to set up a bit. Then finish cooling on a wire rack.
The thin, chewy nature and crisp texture of these cookies also make them perfect for ice cream sandwiches.
A scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream and a few chocolate sprinkles and you have a very special, very old fashioned treat!
Yes, you can have an ice cream sandwich in October. Especially in Arizona!
I hope you’ll give them a try and as always, Enjoy!
So YUM! I still need to comment on your post but want to let you know how lovely the wedding in the garden was. I love the grapevine arbors that you did!
Thank you. It was a perfect day…except for the missing Grandma Ibby’s Chocolate Oaties!
Oh these sound so tasty! I love how thin they are!
Hi Kenley! So nice to hear from you. I need to get over to Green Door Hospitality and catch up!! These cookies are wonderful and I think it is how thin they are that really makes them special!
Love your Grandma Ibby’s recipes, love how these cookies are thin and crisp and chewy and they contain oats and chocolate. Adding this to my cookie repertoire!
I’m so glad, Suzanne. Grandma Ibby does have some great recipes! I think the oats add a lot to the chewy texture. Let me know if you make them, I’d love to hear what you think!!
Boy!! Do these look good. Great pictures.Gotta try them.
Thanks Betty! I hope you do try them. There is something so wonderful about old fashioned recipes. Enjoy!!
These look wonderful. Thanks for sharing Grandma Ibby’s recipe with us… I can foresee myself eating a few of those ice cream sandwiches over the weekend 🙂 xx
Thanks Laura! Grandma Ibby’s recipes were most definitely meant to be shared. I hope you have a relaxed and happy ice cream sandwich filled weekend!
My stomach is growling now. 🙂
Then you really need some cookies! Wish I could whip up a batch for you right now.
Yum! Now I just need to buy cookie sheets or just come down for another visit.
You just need to come back! And you need cookie sheets. But I vote for coming back soon!!
Fun post– loved that very first cookie photo– great light!! And these cookies look perfect! I think them thin and chewy. Going to try them for my Monday night Bible study ladies. thanks!
Thanks Rhonda, I am so glad you are going to try them. Let me know how they go over! The light in my kitchen is not great but my office has wonderful French doors that help me get a lucky shot once in a while!
These look so good! A while ago I made (and mostly ate – oops) three batches of oatmeal cookies trying to achieve a texture just like this. I failed. But now I can get exactly what I want !
I’m so glad! I hope they turn out to be just what you were looking for! You’d better make three batches, just to be sure. 😉
I like how thin and crispy and chewy and tender they look!
Thanks, Dolly! They are all of those things and so yummy.