I LOVE LOVE LOVE cookies more than any other desert! These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite! I added in a super special secret ingredient to enhance the recipe that I used. This secret ingredient that I used makes the cookies so much more delectable and HEAVENLY! I usually love to come up with my own recipe but this one is too good to pass up! I used the Nestle Toll House recipe on the back of the Nestle Toll House chocolate chip bag as a base then I made a few moderations to the recipe. I feel like the moderations that I made really boosted the flavor of the cookies to a whole other level of deliciousness! I’ll let you in on a delicious little secret! The best ingredient to add in these cookies is cinnamon!
I added four dashes of cinnamon to the flour mixture, one and a half cups of chocolate chips instead of two cups, an extra quick splash of vanilla extract on top of the two teaspoons of vanilla extract that the recipe already called for, and I used butter that was right out of the refrigerator, not softened.
I really like adding ground cinnamon to my cookies because it gives them more flavor! Cinnamon is my favorite spice and I love to add it to anything that I can! I only use 1.5 cups of chocolate chips instead of two cups. Two cups of chocolate chips is almost too much. I know, I know! I sound crazy saying “too much chocolate” but I love the taste of the cookie and the chocolate. If I use two cups of chocolate chips it almost seems like there is too much chocolate in each bite and not enough cookie. The cookie to chocolate ratio is perfect when I use one and a half cups of chocolate chips!
I use a Kitchen Aide Mixer to beat the butter before I add the rest of the wet ingredients. Since I use cold unsalted butter, I find that it is necessary to beat the butter with the paddle attachment to get the butter to soften before adding in the sugars. I always make cookies using cold unsoftened butter (usually because I don’t plan to make cookies) and for some reason I think it always seems to taste even better! Also I added in a little extra splash vanilla extract to just about everything that I bake because you can never go wrong with vanilla! These cookies turned out so exquisite and mouthwatering that they are so difficult to resist! Trying to limit my cookie intake is impossible with this scrumptious recipe! I could eat the entire batch in two days!