Amazing Chocolate Chunk Cookies
An old classic with a few added ingredients to make them more healthful and more tasty! When I need a crowd pleaser for the kids, this is my go-to cookie. And when my teenagers needed to raise some money for charity at a bake sale, this is what they decided to make. These cookies are so easy to make and definitely swoon-worthy. The chunks of chocolate melt in your mouth. Soooo ooey-gooey good.
Also, just a little note about baking. If you like to bake, and have children, this is one of the loveliest things you can share with them. They love getting in there, mixing, pouring, measuring, scooping, sifting…it’s so much fun. I’ve been doing this with all three of my children since they were very little and it’s wonderful. Besides being a lot of fun, baking and cooking gives kids the opportunity to learn, create something new, and follow directions. AND — you are spending quality time with them. It’s great for everyone. Yes, it might take a little longer, and yes, it might make a bigger mess with a few more spills, but it’s totally worth the effort. Kids love to cook and bake and if you give them the chance and teach them early, you will be setting them up for a lifetime of enjoying and making fresh homemade meals and goodies. So do it! 🙂 And if you’re not a baker, then it’s a great time for you to learn something new together with your children! Start with these cookies! They are super easy.
The recipe makes a lot of cookies, so I often bake one or two batches in the oven and freeze the rest of the dough in pre-made dough balls which I scoop out with an ice cream scooper. Then whenever I want a batch of warm cookies, I take out however many I want and twenty-minutes later, the house smells like chocolate, vanilla, and brown sugar. Mmmmm.
This recipe is based on a recipe for chocolate chip cookies in a children’s cookbook by Sur la table.
- 1 cup (2 sticks or 200 gr) butter, softened
- 4 eggs
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
- 4 cups (500gr) flour
- 2 cups (450gr) white sugar
- 2 cups (450gr) brown sugar
- 2 1/4 cups (200gr) old-fashioned or rolled oats (not instant)
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 1/2 cups corn flakes
- 2 cups (280gr) dark chocolate chunks (I chop up chocolate bars)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (170°C).
- Mix the softened butter, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Add the oil and mix. Don’t worry if it looks like a mess. It’s supposed to 🙂
- In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, oats, salt, and baking soda. Then add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir well with a wooden spoon. Sometimes at this point, I get in there with my hands to mix since the batter is so thick.
- Put the corn flakes into a well-sealed plastic bag and mash them up into tiny pieces. (This is really fun for the kids!) Don’t use a food processor because you’ll end up with more of a powder, which you don’t want.
- Add the corn flake pieces and chocolate chunks to the batter and mix. This step is also much easier with your hands. And again, get the kids to help. They love this!
- When the dough is evenly blended, use an ice-cream scooper to measure equal amounts and bake for 20 minutes. My kids always dunk these in milk. So delicious!
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