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.

14 thoughts on “Friday Night Baking

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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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