My grandma couldn’t stand to be idle. We were all used to her popping up from her chair every five minutes during Thanksgiving (just to check on one thing!), or baking cookies in the middle of the night because she had woken up early and couldn’t go back to sleep.
So today, when I found myself baking cookies at 5:30 AM, I thought of her. This recipe is hers and my grandpa’s, and it’s the cookie they made the most. For good reason, too – these cookies are perfection. The earthiness of the oats exactly evens out the chocolate, and their crunchy edges melt away into a chewy, gooey middle. Seriously – perfection.
To me, these aren’t just the best chocolate chip oatmeal cookies – they’re the only ones even worth mentioning. If you need to make new best friends, get a promotion, or bribe an elected official (kidding), these cookies are it. I’ve had people tell me that they’ve had dreams about these cookies.
These cookies aren’t as decadent as a triple chocolate cookie, or as fancy as a Linzer. But if you want a classic, every day sort of cookie that will blow your mind every time, you’ve just found the only recipe that matters.