The end of the school year in Calgary went sideways thanks to the flooding. Schools were closed for 4 days and then opened back up for only half a day to give students their report cards. Unfortunately, one of the days that schools were closed was the end of the year Activity Day and barbecue. Cue sadness (mostly by the parents) about the kids missing out. Thankfully, through a bit of last minute wrangling, the barbecue was able to proceed on the last half day of school (activity day will just have to wait until next year). Since I love to bake (and I guess I love to torture myself too), I decided to make homemade cookies for the barbecue instead of buying them at Costco. This recipe was a hit with adults and kids alike. Plus it makes a LOT of cookies. I used my small cookie dough scoop and it made about 4 dozen cookies. Definitely a winner!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups quick cook oats
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar.
- Add egg and vanilla and mix until creamy.
- Stir in oats, flour, soda and salt. Mix well.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Drop on to ungreased cookie sheets (or lined with parchment) by tablespoonfuls. I used a small cookie scoop (Pampered Chef).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes (less time for chewier cookie).
- Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 48
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120 Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 76mg Carbohydrates: 14g Sugar: 8g Protein: 1g