I finally was able to create the perfectly chewy cookie. These chewy honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have the perfect chew in the center and just a slightly crispy edge. These are my favorite cookies, to date!
Prior to the snow and sleet we got yesterday that kept Jason and I inside the house all day, on Saturday, I went on a decorating spree. Not for our house, though, but for my office at work. Why, you ask? Well, numerous coworkers have made comments to me saying that my office looks so “impersonal” and “stale” and how I should “spice it up a little.” Honestly, I don’t want my office to be all homey. Yeah, I’m in it 9 hours a day, but I don’t want it to feel homey because then I’ll never want to leave – ha, just kidding. But, I guess I just don’t see the point. Work to me is work. It’s a place to work and to not have distractions. I probably see it differently than a lot of other people, cause clearly, my office is apparently the most boring in our division.
So ever since a few coworkers have brought this up, I’ve gotten all paranoid about it and I don’t want to seem like a boring person, so I went to Home Goods and Target on Saturday and bought a bunch of home decor to bring to the office. Well, not a bunch, but I bought some cute baskets, fake plants, cute post-it notes, pine cone/orb decorator things, and I’m bringing several photo frames from home into the office so I can have pictures of Jason and I and my family. I’m also probably going to canvas three of my most favorite food photos and bring those in too since I’m allowed to hang stuff on my wall. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up liking how it all turns out but I guess motivating myself to do it was the hard part. I just never thought of work as some place I had to decorate to make homey.
Let’s talk chewy honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I got the inspiration to make these cookies after I had the most amazing honey oatmeal cookie from Chop’t, a salad restaurant we have in the city. It had the perfect softness and chew and I just had to try to recreate it. I was probably craving a good oatmeal cookie for weeks before I finally got into the kitchen to create them. I added my own spin by adding chocolate chips and also made them slightly crisp on the edges. You guys you have to make these. I know they just sound like regular ‘ole oatmeal cookies but they’re not! Regular oatmeal cookies may seem boring but there’s so much dimension to these honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies than the typical ones.
Chewy Honey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 cups rolled oats, not quick cooking oats or instant oats
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flours, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl using a hand mixer), cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and then the egg yolk. Once incorporated, add the honey and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
- Gently add half the flour mixture to the bowl, beat until partially incorporated, then add the remaining flour mixture.
- Add the rolled oats to the bowl and mix until incorporated. At this point, if you're using a hand mixer, it might be too thick for the beaters to beat all of it so you'll have to transfer to hand mixing with a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Gently fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.
- Using a large cookie scoop (or 4 tbsp. of dough), place cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets and bake for 18-20 minutes. The cookies will look soft and undone, but remove them between 18-20 minutes. They continue to cook as they cool and you do not want these to be overcooked as they will be too hard and crispy with little to no chew.
- Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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