Nipponnin is out of the country for a couple of weeks so you have to put up with me (her husband) as her substitute. I first started making these cookies many years ago when I heard the story about how we got the recipe. The story went that someone had these cookies for dessert and asked about the recipe. When she was told that it would cost her “two fifty” she assumed two dollars and fifty cents so told them to go ahead and add it to her bill. When she saw her credit card statement and found out that it was two hundred and fifty dollars, she made sure it was published on the internet so no one else would be ripped off. I am not so sure about the story but they are good cookies. I’ve changed it slightly from the original I had so here is my version.
Equipment needed – blender
- 1 cup butter at room temperature
- 3/4 cup of white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 package chocolate chips
- 2 1/2 cups of rolled oats or steel cut oats
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Put the oats in the blender and process until it is ground into fine flour.
- Cream together the butter and sugars.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
- Beat in the vanilla,
- In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, soda and oat flour.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the butter and sugar mixture.
- Add chocolate chips.
- Drop rounded spoonfuls of the batter on an ungreased cookie sheet.
If you prefer you can also roll into balls.
- Bake for 6 to 8 minutes until golden.
Here is what the dropped ones look like:
And the ones rolled into balls look like this:
- Remove to wire rack to cool.
- Pour a glass of cold milk and enjoy.
Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any comments!