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Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 ½ cups butter softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • ¾ cup old-fashioned oatmeal toasted
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips I used Ghirardelli
  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts optional


  • Heat oven to 350 for toasting the oats.
  • Once oats are toasted raise oven temperature to 375.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place butter in mixing bowl and lightly cream. You should do this for about one minute.
  • Add the sugars to the butter and cream together.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add vanilla and lemon juice, mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, oatmeal, baking soda and cinnamon.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mix about a spoonful at a time, while slowly mixing.
  • Add the chocolate chips and walnuts, if using.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop cookies onto baking sheets and leave about 2-3 inches in between the cookies.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes. You want the edges only to be a little brown.
  • Remove from baking sheet and place on a wire rack to cool.


If you want a larger cookie use about ¼ cup of cookie dough instead of a cookie scoop.