The smell of cookies in the oven is so comforting… it immediately reminds you of your childhood. I remember my auntie making cookies all of my life. As soon as you arrive at my Granny’s house, the oven is on! The cookies start pumping out like a factory and everyone ends up eating at least a dozen. My mother also made us treats when we were home… cookies and brownies were her specialty… we loved it all! Now that I am a mama, and a sister to two grown up treat loving brothers, I instantly feel like I did something right that day when I serve my family a hot cookie from the oven. No matter the occasion, cookies are the answer! Having a bad day? A cookie will make it better. Having a celebration? Don’t worry, there is a cookie for that too! Your favorite show is on tonight? Give me 30 minutes and I will whip up some cookies. You see, what ever you are celebrating (or trying to forget) a cookie is the answer… and especially these cookies!

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Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup butter (room temp)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips (or more if you like it extra chocolatey)

  1. Start by mixing your softened butter, both sugars and vanilla. Once this is smooth add the eggs. Mix until combined.
  2. Slowly add in flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. After fully combined, add oats and mix on low.
  4. Last, add in chocolate chips. Do a quick mix and your ready for the oven!
  5. Scoop mixture with a small/medium size scooper and place on a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake 8 minutes in a 350 degree oven. **Cookies will still look light, this is good! Let them cool and then enjoy! I have found that oatmeal cookies taste best when they are not over baked and still soft. Enjoy!!