Ghirardelli Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are still my favorite Christmas cookie….and they couldn’t be any easier to make. The oatmeal makes them **a tiny bit** healthier than a lot of your Christmas favorites….

Berries and Cocoa

These are my all time favorite christmas cookie. My grandma made an amazing oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, which I think was a variation of a recipe she found on a Quaker Oats box years ago. My favorite chocolate for baking is Ghirardelli (if I had to choose one…) They make 60% cacao bittersweet, semi sweet and milk chocolate chips. I use a mixture of the bittersweet and semi sweet in this recipe because I think it gives a more rounded flavor to the cookies. After I mix up a batch, I stick them in the refrigerator for an hour or so to chill the batter before using a medium cookie scoop to make a 2 inch round ball. The chilling and using the cookie scoop to scoop them out makes a perfectly puffed cookie with crispy browned edges and a chewy inside.

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