Lisa’s Friend’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies is named for the fact it was sent to me by Lisa E. who got it from her friend. She was very excited about the recipe, and so was I — especially since I was on vacation in Italy and missing my kitchen. I made the cookies as soon as I got home.
These cookies can be made with either butter or shortening. The cookies in the photo were made with butter. For oats you can use either quick or old fashioned. The cookies are medium thick with crisp edges and soft centers, and are a little lighter in texture than some other oatmeal cookies.
Lisa’s Friend’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup all purpose unbleached flour (95 grams)
5/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (4 oz stick) unsalted butter, softened (114 grams) (shortening works too)
6 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed (75 grams)
6 tablespoons sugar (75 grams)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon hot water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped pecans — toasted
1 cup chocolate chips (170 grams)
1 cup quick oats
Preheat oven to 375°F. Sift together flour, soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugars; add egg and stir until mixed. Stir in hot water, vanilla and flour mixture. Add the oats and stir; stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
Shape dough into large balls (mine were about 1 ½ inches), arrange on a cookie sheet lined with parchment spacing 3 inches apart, press the dough balls down slightly, and bake 12-14 minutes or until the cookies are nicely browned around the edges and not too pale in the center. The bake-time will vary depending on how big you make your balls of dough. I haven’t baked all the dough, but I think this half batch will yield about 15-18 cookies.
This was a wonderful recipe. I used the old-fashioned oats and used choc. chips and Cadbury Mini Eggs. They spread a lot but still held the big candy.
Yes, the cookies taste great!!!!! I like that you can taste the salt, just a little, it really brings out the flavor of the butter in this cookie. Next time I think I will switch the amount of choc chips and toasted pecans to 3/4 cup choc chips and 1 cup toasted pecans. I am going to make these for a bake sale in a few weeks. What would be an appropriate price for a bag of 2 of these cookies?
I just made these cookies with Jamie, and they are really delicious, light and crispy. I think we made them too small, so the bake time was only about 10 minutes and we got 26 cookies out of one batch. But they are still really good!
You have my utmost admiration, to be mixing moving and baking! These cookies look absolutely delicious, and if they are half the hit the Secret Ingredient Sugar Cookies were at work, they are going to be a regular in the “rotation”! 🙂 You are making some short-haul truckers very happy (and spoiled!). LOL 🙂
I am so incredibly addicted to all of your recipes!! I have never seen so many cookies in just one place!!! I am going to try making these ones this week!! Thanks for sharing!! 😀
How do these compare to my very favorite oatmeal cc cookie from the infamous Frog Commissary?
Uh, did I miss something—-you’re MOVING???? Italy??? lol
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Between chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cookies, I have to say oatmeal wins hands down! Something about it gets to me, the chewy interior and buttery exterior…mmm. And i love a good friend who is always up for a recipe swap!
I have a big weak spot for oatmeal cookies, and I am not entirely against the the chocolate chip variety either. Looks like an awesome recipe, it has been a while since I last did some baking, which is a real shame, cause that’s what I get the most consistent results with in the kitchen. I might give it a try with some raisins.
Glad to see that replacing the shortening with butter works out, I have no desire to even touch that stuff. Thanks for passing this on!
yum! and congrats (i think?) on moving! how did you find time to bake??
Moving must be contagious – you, Katrina and Culinary Joe.
My husband would have an absolute fit if I was baking cookies when I was supposed to be packing up to move.
Cute name for the cookies. Another thing I liked about these is you could taste the salt — in a good way IMO. Now that you mention it, the cookies were kind of light, or seemed that way. Maybe the oats and a lot of pecans kind of kept them from seeming dense. Glad you enjoyed them!
“an aura of lightness”, huh. 😉 I’ve been in search and need of lighter cookies!
Pack, pack, pack!
yummy I love oatmeal cookies 🙂