Ahhhhh. Another fabulous weekend with my beloved J, capped off by the tantalizing aroma of Cock-a-Leekie Pie baking in the oven for this evenings’ dinner.
Try to stifle the giggles from the name..
I won’t elaborate on the strange looks I received from the family before I translated the recipe into the more common term of Chicken Leek (and Bacon) Pie. You could see the lights go on as they realized what was going in to it……. comical, to say the least…
the very least.….
So ….. moving along….. the other day, I came to the conclusion that it has been a very, very long time since I made an actual batch of cookies. Too long. To the trained eye, it appears that lately, most of my baking consists of bar cookies, pies, and Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug. Because sometimes you just need a chocolate chip cookie, asap.
If not sooner.
These cookies, though, did not last long in our home. They were the perfect blend of chunky, chewy, crispy, and chocolatey. And will definitely be made again.
Doubletree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup unsalted butter (two sticks), softened
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
Pulse oats in a food processor until semi-fine or fine. Set aside.
Add butter, both sugars, vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl. Cream together using an electric hand mixer. Add eggs one at a time and mix until you have a smooth mixture. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the bottom of the bowl with a spatula at least once.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk the ground oats, flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed, being careful not to overmix. Drop in the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
Using a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons), scoop cookie dough onto a lined baking sheet. Freeze or refrigerate the cookie dough for at least 2 to 4 hours or overnight even.
To bake: Place cookie dough portions onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper at least 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until desired doneness. Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack if storing. Store in a sealed container with a slice of sandwich bread to ensure softness of cookies.