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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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It’s Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop and today’s topic is Sweet Treats. So today I’m sharing my favorite recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

Now, I don’t want to get you too excited, but not only are these my favorite cookies, they are Santa’s favorite as well 😉

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It’s Day 11 and we have been in the kitchen making something sweet to share!


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to have for dessert! we make these all the time! plus great tips for not overindulging on treats when you are on a diet/ counting macros #macros #iifym #flexibledieting

So, I want to start off by saying that I know this is a health & fitness focused blog. So you might think that a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies should definitely not be on here–well, unless I managed to make some healthy swaps (which I did not). 

But here’s the thing, if we had to eat perfect all the time, being healthy just wouldn’t be realistic. The reason diet’s fail is because they are not sustainable long term.

The sooner you figure out how to incorporate your favorite treats without derailing your progress, the more likely your healthy habits will become a lifestyle. And that truly is the goal. This is why we love flexible dieting. If I want a cookie today or any day of they year, I can eat the cookie.

plate of my fave cookies!

So before I share my all time fave recipe for oatmeal cookies, I am going to share how WE incorporate these treats into our lifestyle (& our macros).

We like to do 1 of 3 things:

  1. Make a half batch. The nice thing about this recipe is that it is easy to halve! Don’t you just hate recipes that call for only 1 egg? There’s no way to split that in half, ever!
  2. Make the full batch of cookie dough, BUT only bake a few cookies. Then, ball up the rest of the cookie dough into single servings and place in a tupperware container in the freezer so they’re ready to go. Next time you’re craving cookies, bake just 1 cookie per family member, leaving the rest in the freezer for next time. 
  3. Lastly, gift them! Keep a couple for yourself and give the rest away to family members, neighbors, or co-workers!

It doesn’t matter how much self control you think you have, if there’s a plate of cookies in front of you they are so hard to resist! You may not eat them all at once, but by the end of the day a good amount will have ended up in your stomach. The best way to keep that from happening is to try one of our 3 tips above. Or. I guess, just not make cookies ever, but what fun is that?

Yield: 36 cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

fave cookie recipe

DELISH oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips!

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter, room temp
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/4 c flour
  • 1 c rolled oats
  • 3/4 c semi sweet chocolate chips
  • sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Beat butter and both sugars until well mixed.
  3. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add in salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour, mixing until just combined.
  5. Stir in oats.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden around edges.
  8. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt & enjoy!

Notes

Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups

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favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to have for dessert! we make these all the time! plus great tips for not overindulging on treats when you are on a diet/ counting macros #macros #iifym #flexibledieting
favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to have for dessert! we make these all the time! plus great tips for not overindulging on treats when you are on a diet/ counting macros #macros #iifym #flexibledieting

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Saturday 13th of July 2019

[…] cookies for Santa. I love this oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe. […]

Super Mom - No Cape!

Saturday 15th of December 2018

Two of my favorite cookies... oatmeal and chocolate chip... combine into one. What could be better!

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Saturday 15th of December 2018

I agree!

Emily

Saturday 15th of December 2018

I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, your recipe sounds yummy.

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Saturday 15th of December 2018

thank you! we love them too!

Carlee

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

I love oatmeal cookies and these look absolutely fabulous. I need some cookies and milk now!

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Thursday 13th of December 2018

Thank you! Oatmeal cookies are my fave ;)

Marie InteriorFrugalista

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

The recipe sounds delicious! Love the oatmeal and chocolate chip combination.

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Thursday 13th of December 2018

Thank you!

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