These are called Olympic Cookies because they have come to me through a former 4 time Olympian and she jotted down the recipe for me on an notepad with the slogan, "USA 2002: It's Not Every Four Years. It's Every Day." So yeah- they are Olympic Cookies in our house and they are seriously fantastic. Their goodness is partially because they have a hint of that sweet and salty combination that drives me mad.
I will only give you the recipe if you promise not to mess with the ingredients. I know when I take recipes from others I (almost) always change them. I often change the recipe to fit the ingredients I have at home, or because of our personal tastes, or even to make the dish healthier. But please- please, please, please- don't try to make these healthier by adding less sugar, omitting the salt, adding a Tbsp of olive oil in place of 1 Tbsp butter, or adding 1/2 applesauce to replace 1/2 the butter; they just won't be the same. If you change them (as I have tried many times (I have tried all of the healthier changes mentioned above)) they are not the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I mean, they will still be good- but not the best. So you have been warned- please don't hold me accountable if you choose to make 'em and mess with 'em and they are not the best cookies you have ever had. However, if you do make them as the Olympian suggests, I will take full responsibility for hyping the cookies up to more than any cookie could ever be.
Without further ado . . .
from an anonymous friend
- 1/2 C butter (mostly melted)
- 1/4 C plus 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 C plus 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 Cup Oats (preferably Quick Oats)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 C plus 2 Tbsp Whole Wheat Flour (or regular Flour)
- 1 C Chocolate Chips
- Mix butter, sugar and vanilla together.
- Add egg and mix well.
- Add Oats, salt and baking soda; mix well.
- Add flour and mix well.
- Add chocolate chips and mix.
- Drop by rounded tablespoons on cookie sheet and bake at 375 for around 11 minutes (sometimes we do as little as 8 minutes).
- Clean up the inevitable mess you have made in your kitchen while you enjoy your fresh cookies!