This recipe is sure to be a hit – the secret ingredient is maple syrup, which lends a bit of complexity to the sweetness in the cookie. (If you are trying to be “healthy” substitute raisins for the chocolate chips).
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes 30 cookies
1 1/2 flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside to mix into wet ingredients later.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar and light and fluffy. Add the maple syrup and mix just until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then add the egg and vanilla. Beat just until all ingredients are incorporated. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the dry ingredients, being careful not to overbeat the dough. Add the oatmeal and chocolate chips.
Form into 1″ balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.