My little brother Ian is my favorite brother. Okay, so he's actually my only brother, but he's the best. Such a gentleman. Anyway, he makes the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I asked him if he would do a guest post on this blog and he (somewhat to my surprise) said "Sure," so without further ado, here is what he said (though it's a bit brief, I'm glad he did it at all...thanks Ian!) :
There's a lot of history behind this recipe. When we were kids, we had them all the time (apparently; I don't really remember) and then, for some reason, I started making them again in high school. I got really good at them after tons of practice. I even memorized the recipe. Usually, I try to get other people to try them and ask their opinion of how it could be improved. Mostly, they tell me to add more cinnamon and that might be a good thing to add to the recipe. Also, in my senior year of high school, I had to make a how-to video for my TV Tech class. My friend and I got together and made a little cooking show in which we made these cookies. Everyone in the class wanted to try them after watching the video. That's about all the history behind the famous oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. By the way, the dough is just as delicious as the end product.
So here's what you need.
2 and a half sticks of butter (1 1/4 cups)
1/2 cup of white granulated sucre
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla
3/4 cup of white bleached whatever flour
3/4 cup of wheat flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
about 2 cups of oats
1 regular size bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix sugars and butter in a large mixing bowl.
Add egg and vanilla.
And in flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Throw in oats and chocolate chips.
Form dough into 1-2 inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 9 minutes.
*For high altitude, refrigerate for 15-20 minutes and add a little extra flour.