Friday Night Baking

What do you do for excitement on Friday night? I like to bake. Yes, baking on a Friday night.

My most favorite dessert of all time is cookies, especially chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. I know, I’m a simple gal.

I have tried a lot of cookie recipes, yet I still keep going back to the recipes on the back of the Toll House package or the Quaker Oats container.

Dave prefers milk chocolate chips, but I’m a semi-sweet chocolate chip lover. How about you?

They bake to perfection – chewy, just the way I like them. How about you?

They stay fresh (and chewy) in our cookie jar for as long as there are any left. Such a great feeling to have homebaked cookies in the house! Now I’m ready to start my weekend.


  • I don’t think I’ve ever had chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, but I’ve gotten more than one good recipe from you, so I might have to try these! And for me — dark chocolate wins hands down!

  • I always think I should be cooking more when I read your baking posts…but it got really hot here in the last couple of days…so the BBQ was about all I could handle tonight! Maybe chocolate chip cookies would be good tomorrow, though!

  • I am a milk chocolate kind of gal but hubby likes semi-sweet. We baked tonight too! He made chocolate chip cookies and I made home made carrot cake and home made cream cheese icing— YUM!!! I also found a recipe for apple cream cheese muffins on Prudent Baby that I made tonight as well. It is 11:15 pm my time and we just turned off the oven and headed to bed!
    Oh and cookies never make it to the cookie jar in my house! LOL!

  • my mouth was watering when i was reading this 🙂 hmmmm coooooookies 🙂

  • Chocolate chip and oatmeal is one of my all time favourite cookies!

  • I love oatmeal cookies, but I don’t usually put chocolate in them. My oatmeal cookie recipe is also nice and chewy, and has a molasses tang. I like to add raisins and/or pecans, but if I’m feeling particularly festive I’ll use white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.

  • Yum!! I love milk chocolate, but my daughter prefers semi-sweet. My hubby will eat either. My favorite chocolate chip recipe is the one on the Ghirardelli chips bag. Slightly undercooked, they are divine! I love oatmeal too.

    I made cookies this week and only baked a dozen. I used a cookie scoop and scooped out the remaining two dozen on to cookie sheets and froze them. If I don’t eat them all out of the freezer first, I can make small batches when the craving hits.

  • The best cookies I ever had, I baked myself, which is just crazy, considering my lackluster baking skills! They were oatmeal-milk chocolate chip-walnut (big chunks of walnut) and I used real butter The aroma was unbelievable and stuck around for 2 days. They were all I could think about while they lasted; the second night I even got out of bed at 3:00 to have some. The next day I put an end to the insanity by throwig them into the woods for the groundchucks to munch out on! Ah, memories!!

  • I’m with you there. Love my chocolate chips the recipe on the back of the package I think is as good as they get. I’ve tried lots of different ones over the years but I go back to the package recipe. Oatmeal nuts love it all but I am still trying to lose weight and I just don’t think they are in the diet. Do you think they could come up with chocolate chip yogart? They have my key lime pie that way.

  • Oh yummy, I love oatmeal raisin or oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. (semi-sweet also) I like the recipes on the back of those containers too. Have you ever tried the Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip cookie recipe? It’s one of my favorites, but makes a huge batch so I put some in the freezer for a later date.

    Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe

    (Recipe may be halved):
    2 cups butter
    4 cups flour
    2 tsp. soda
    2 cups sugar
    5 cups blended oatmeal**
    24 oz. chocolate chips
    2 cups brown sugar
    1 tsp. salt
    1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
    4 eggs
    2 tsp. baking powder
    2 tsp. vanilla
    3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)

    ** Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

    Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.

  • Hello Terri,

    Home made is best. Yum. Hope you had a great weekend.
    Happy days.

  • Yum! I’m a semi-sweet girl all the way….I too use the recipe on the back of the bag, it’s the best! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  • I love the basic recipes on the tollhouse and Quaker oats containers. I don’t know how I do it, but everyone always asks me for the recipe! I like to put a combination of cherries and craisins in my oatmeal cookies, but it’s semisweet chocolate in the other cookies!

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