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!