Double Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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My first post! I’m Cassie, a twenty something girl who loves to bake. I’ll probably expand on that later.
So I’m not really sure what I’m doing here yet.. Basically I just wanted to start this blog to keep track of everything I bake. Because I love to bake. This recipe I got from the blog Something Swanky. It is an awesome blog with tons of amazing things to bake. Since the first time I’ve made this recipe, I’ve changed it up many times. Those will show up here soon! The main change I made with this batch was switching things up and using half butter, half cream cheese in the batter. That’s a trick I use sometimes when I want to change things up a little bit.

The original recipe called for sea salt, which I substituted with regular salt and old fashioned oats, which I used regular quick oats. The cookies were fabulously chocolatey and chewy this way, so either works. I almost always bake in a convection oven.. And I bake cookies just about 8 minutes, regardless. In a regular oven, they might need more time, which is why I left the baking time as stated in the recipe.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Slightly Adapted from Something Swanky

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup (4oz) cream cheese
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup oats
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

In a stand mixer, beat together the butter and the shortening. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar, beat until creamy.
Add the eggs, one at a time and mixing in between each addition.
Add the sea salt and the vanilla. Mix well.
Mix in the cocoa powder, flour, oats, and baking soda until dough forms, but don’t over mix.
Add the chocolate chips and mix.
Scoop onto a parchment or silicon lined baking sheet by rounded tablespoons. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-14 minutes, until edges are set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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