oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

I made these yesterday - recipe from the Nestle site, although I didn't use their chocolate chips.

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, butter and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, morsels and nuts; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies or 12 to 13 minutes for crispy cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

-I'd use slightly fewer chocolate chips, I think. I always feel like there's a few too many.
-It's sufficiently molasses-y with light brown sugar
-I used salted butter and added a pinch of salt
-I used old-fashioned oats, which was fine, and really I can't imagine using quick-cooking. As it is the oats seem (to me) to melt into the cookies quite a bit.
-they are kinda sweet. I might dial back the sugar a little.

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