I'd made these cookies before and this time I took some modification advice from below and upped the oatmeal to one cup. The cookies were now dryer but nicely chewy. I also found them not too sweet. So when I re-redid them I added 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup coconut milk (this is with the upped oatmeal). They came out very moist and soft and delicious. Highly recommended.
Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies
EatingWell reader Beverley Sharpe of California contributed this recipe. She updated a favorite treat by cutting back on sugar and incorporating whole grains. To increase protein, she replaces the rolled oats with 1 cup almond meal.
175 Reviews for Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies
I found these cookies to be easy to make and a tasty treat that the whole family really enjoyed. I did add a full cup of rolled oats in like one of the other reviewers suggested, used only 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of both brown & granulated, and used dark choc. chips. It took around 15 minutes to bake, I pulled them out with the center still a little undone and let them set on the pan for a few minutes to finish cooking before moving them to the cooling rack. Currently am storing them stacked in a plastic tupperware with wax paper between the layers but don't expect them to last through the day!
I used all butter instead of oil and really liked them. I usually like softer cookies but these were fine too. Yummy!
Two modifications that I found worked for me: First, increase the oatmeal (make sure it is very finely ground) to 1 cup - this produces a thicker and chewier cookie. Also, try dark chocolate chips or chunks - they add a level of intensity to the recipe.
The first time I made these, I read the recipe wrong (1 cup oatmeal) and they were awesome - thick, chewy and a great texture. The second time, I made them as printed, and I found them to be flat and crunchy - still tasted great, but not the style of cookies my family prefers.
One thing I'd like to try next time - half of my family likes cranberries, so I may try half of the batch with a handful of craisins added to the end (in addition to the dark chocolate chips). Even raisins might be good.