Brian's favorite cookie is an oatmeal one...he doesn't even like the chocolate chips. This cookie is where we compromise. :) Its a delicious, chewy, chocolately cookie that goes perfect as an ice-cream sandwich (we made them last Sunday and they were delicious...ice-cream recipe below too). There is something about oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough that really is satisfying...yeah, we make these just for the dough sometimes.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (and Ice Cream!)
Adapted slightly from allrecipes.com
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 cups quick-cooking oats (I've used regular oats too, with great results)
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time and then stir in vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and stir until just blended. Mix in the oats and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Cuisinart Recipe Booklet
1 cup milk (the fattier the milk, the creamier the ice cream)
3/4 c. granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 Tbs. pure vanilla extract (the real stuff, please!)
Whisk together milk, sugar and salt until sugar is completely dissolved (about 3-4 minutes). Stir in cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours, or overnight. Put in ice cream maker for 15-20 minutes; add mix-ins for the last 3-5 minutes, if desired. Freeze and seal tight the ice cream for additional 1-2 hours, if you want it more solid.