I won’t lie, I usually make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from a recipe on the side of my Costco-sized bag of rolled oats. What else am I going to use 5 lbs. of oats for? Oh, I could make regular old-fashioned oatmeal with it, you say?? That’s too difficult.
When I was reading about my friend Heather’s oatmeal choc chip cooks, it inspired me to find a better recipe than the one on a Costco oatmeal bag. I ended up choosing this recipe and I’m soooo glad I did! The spice-factor is what really drew me into these cookies. The recipe calls for cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove so you know they’re going to be good even before baking them.
And guess what? They were really delicious. Chewy yet slightly crispy, loaded with chocolate, undercurrents of spice, and just the right amount of oats. I omitted the pecans because I’m not really a fan of nuts in cookies but they didn’t lose any flavor without them. I also used about half the amount of orange zest and they still had a subtle taste of orange.
Best part: the cookies come out of the oven nice and flat. You know what that means? They make perfect ice cream sandwiches.