Friday, August 22, 2014

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

My sweet husband is going to his high school class reunion this weekend.   He graduated from a very small class (about 20).  Hope they enjoy his favorite cookie. 

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups milk chocolate chips 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, stir together baking soda, salt and flour. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in oatmeal and chocolate chips. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.  Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE parchment paper?  Love it!  Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake like Chili's

We have a couple of birthdays coming.  I am kind of hoping that someone will choose this as their birthday dessert.   About once every couple of months we will go to the restaurant and just order appetizers and then get this dessert.   So Yummy!

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
1 Chocolate Cake Mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 bag chocolate chips
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
1 1/4 cup water
I admit that I invested in one of those cute mini-fluted mold pans.   You don't have to get one of those, but I did after finding one at Bed, Bath and Beyond and having their coupon.   Before that I used my white ramekins to bake these.   This recipe makes 12 cakes individual cakes.   If you don't have either just make it in a muffin tin and you will have slightly smaller cakes. 

Coat your pan really well with a non-stick cooking spray.    Mix together all ingredients, but stir in chocolate chips.  Pour batter into your greased pans.  Bake at 350 degrees until set, but not overcooked.   You want them to be moist and delicious! 

You can serve them at this point with hot fudge, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and a cherry. 


You can freeze the cakes until you need them!