Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Go buy a bag of Nestle Chocolate Chips. Turn it over. Follow the directions for the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies.

That’s all.

But seriously. This is the recipe my mom and my step-dad always make. It’s a staple in our house. And you know, it’s just really good and classic and perfect for a crowd.

Okay I’m not going to lie. The real reason I am writing this post is to brag about these beautiful new expandable cooling racks I got. Yeah okay, I’m having a baker nerd-out right now. But seriously. I fit a whole batch of cookies on these and they slide right together for storage. Yay!

In case you are just a little too lazy to turn over that chocolate chip bag:

Nestle’s Choc-Oat-Chip Cookes

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional – no! not optional!!)
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional – we never use nuts)

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, butter and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, morsels and nuts; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies or 12 to 13 minutes for crispy cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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