The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe taken from the Star Tribune newspaper February 5, 2015

 The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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IngredientsThe Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2  1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Golden Brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (11 1/2 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips
  • 1 (11 ounce) bag butterscotch chips optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium high speed beat butter until creamy, about 1 minute.
  4. Add granulated sugar and Brown sugar and beat until light and creamy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Add vanilla extract and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  8. Stir in bittersweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips (and butterscotch chips or toasted pecans, optional).
  9. Scoop dough into 3/4 teaspoon balls onto prepared baking sheets, separating them about 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake until lightly browned, about 8 to 9 minutes; do not over bake.
  11. Remove from oven and cool 2 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.  We use the Surpahs 3 Tier Stainless Steel Cooling Racks Click Here

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