I love everything about the holidays, from the Christmas lights to the music, from spending time with loved ones to new and old traditions. One of my favorite traditions is baked goodies. It’s a time of year that I fondly remember from my childhood because I’m pretty sure my mom baked something new every other day. One of my favorite childhood traditions was baking and frosting sugar cookies for Santa. We did this every year until I moved out post college, haha! This chocolate chip cookie recipe is also one of those traditional Christmas recipes for me that are a fav!
Every year my mom bakes these chocolate chip cookies, plus pumpkin bread, and one other treat to give out to neighbors, family, and friends. Basically if you know my mom, the chances that you’ll be getting a “baked goodie package” are about 100%. Each year when she would make these chocolate chip cookies I would go crazy for them. I would take the bowl of dough and eat spoonfuls of it because the dough is THAT good! I know, I know, THEY say it could potentially be really bad for you with the raw egg but I just couldn’t help myself.
This year I’ve decided to carry on the tradition and make my own batches of baked goodies to give out to my office. I have had this chocolate chip cookie recipe both gluten free and non gluten free, both are so darn good! If you use the right gluten free flour then you would never even know they are gluten free, sneaky sneaky.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- 2 cups softened butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups flour, if you are gluten free, I recommend Cup4Cup Flour. It’s seriously the best flour!!
- 4 cups oatmeal (blend in food processor after measuring)
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- as many chocolate chips as your heart desires, or you can use (2) 12oz bags like I did.
- In a large bowl, cream sugar, brown sugar, softened butter, salt, vanilla, and eggs (all the wet ingredients). Make this bowl big enough to add all your dry ingredients at the end
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda together (all the dry ingredients)
- Add a 3rd of the dry mixture into the wet mixture at a time
- Add chocolate chips to final mixture
- Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes depending on your oven
This recipe yields around 100 cookies depending on how big you make them.
I hope you all enjoy these cookies as much as I do!