After Many Many Fails...

So I've been on a mission the last 5 years or so, to master a few recipes. Granola Bars, Lemon Bars, Choc-Chip Cookies to name a few.
Well, I finally gave up trying other Chocolate Chip cookie recipes (because I have a picky hubby) and I set out to master my own. Yes, create from scratch...without a clue-know-how.

My M.I.L.'s cookies are delicious but I have to have them softer.
My mom's cookies are soft, but hubby HAS to have oats in them!
I've tried combining the two recipes about a million different ways...never worked.

I tried every other recipe,
borrowed online,
from a friend,
a neighbor or
friend of a friend
and it hasn't been perfection yet.
So I went HERE, started learning & playing around.
I literally had 4 different bowls on my counter with 4 different mixtures. And conveniently had the LDS missionaries stop by and these 3 men tested my first batch.
One of the missionaries even said it was the best cookie he's ever had, and that was a trial batch. So what does that say? That I've gotten a big head from this? Possibly yes, and after 5+ years of attempting and ALWAYS FAILING, you would get a big happy head too ok?
And after 4 trials and 3 errors, I must admit, with a smile on my face and a glisten on my brow, that I have created {my husband's} favorite cookie!
Wa ha ha, (in a white lab coat and goggles I laugh).
Now, as I have discovered, every single person's preference is different. But here are my ewey-gooey, chocolate chip, oatmeal cookies...or what I LIKE to call them:

The Heaven Chip Gooey Cookie

1 c. butter softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. white sugar
1 (3.5 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 1/2 c. old fashioned oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1 bag Hershey's milk chocolate chips (or 2 c. M&M's)

Preheat oven to 350*
Cream butter and sugars
mix in pudding mix, eggs, vanilla
mix in well: flour, oats, and soda
fold in chips

Bake 7-10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Now, they are gooey, so let them cool slightly on the pan before even moving them to a cooling rack. These suckers stay gooey for days!! They almost get better!
(And don't underestimate the milk. It WILL be needed).

Thanks for letting me share my non craft creativity. It was a task.


'T' said...

There is a chance I will be making these tonight. Rock la' casa baby, thank you.

Goldie said...

I too have been on a search for the perfect oat-choco-chip cookie. Thanks for the recipe! I will have to try it!! My thing is, I want it soft yet crunchy on the outside, and not falling apart in my hands. Thanks chica!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

Sounds yummy! I am excited about the pudding mix add in!

That is so awesome to have your own cookie mix... your great great grandchildern will be making these saying "this is great great grandma Lindsey's cookies!" How cool is that!?!

Karen said...

Sounds really yummy! The missionaries are great Guinea pigs, huh? I may have to try it this week:)

Linds said...

Goldie, they are soft and gooey and not hard on the outside so u may not like them. Maybe cook them on 375*? But these cookes are even better on day two and three! They're a new fav at our house. Fawnda, I hope this recipe lasts that long! That would be neato beneato!


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