WHERE THIS COOKIE CAME FROM
Back when I was in my early 20s, Mrs. Field’s Cookies were it! That huge chewy chocolate chip cookie melted in your mouth and was an experience to eat! My sister-in-law, Ann, gave me a recipe that mimicked this cookie, and I found it when I was sorting through my recipe book this month.
Oh my, you will never bake a “normal” chocolate chip cookie again after trying these! Of course, in my Madeline fashion, (“Go Big or Go Home”), you must use an ice cream scoop when putting them onto the cookie sheet! They are HUGE! These cookies won’t even fit in my cute Holiday cookie jar! I had to use a Holiday bowl to put them in!
WHAT”S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS COOKIE AND A TYPICAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE?
I think one of the differences with this cookie and that of a typical chocolate chip cookie is the oatmeal and a Hershey Bar that is processed into a powder mixture and added to the batter. When you bite into this cookie, you immediately bite into the most chewiest cookie ever! You can taste not just the semi-sweet chips, but some gooey milk chocolate decadence too! And as for the oatmeal, it’s not the typical flakes of oatmeal that you have in oatmeal cookies, but the taste and heartiness wrapped into one!
So I dare you to make these cookies and have them last more than a couple days in your household! I have to hide them from my husband and kids! I’ll bet you will, too!
So until next time,
Let’s get cookin’ and bakin’
Holiday Golf Ball Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Stand or hand mixer
- Food Processor or Blender
- 2 cookie sheets
- Ice Cream Scoop
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 2 ½ cups oatmeal
- 1.5 ounces Hershey chocolate bar
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 ½ cups chopped nuts (optional)
- 2 tbsps Sea salt flakes (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Beat butter and sugars together until well blended.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla.
- Blend together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
- Add oatmeal to food processor or blender. Break up chocolate bar into the oatmeal mixture. Pulse or blend until it becomes a powdered mixture.
- Add chocolate chips and nuts (optional) and blend until cookie batter is well combined. Cookie batter will be somewhat firm to work with.
- Scoop cookie balls with a large ice cream scoop onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake about 10 - 13 minutes. Do not over bake. Cookies should be a tad soft in the center.
- Sprinkle with sea salt flakes (optional).
- Place cookies on an oven rack to cool.