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Secret Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time:

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 16-18 minutes

Cook Time:


2 dozen


About the Recipe


1/2 cup Rolled oats, regular or quick

2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour

1 1/2 t Baking soda

1/2 t Salt

1/4 t Cinnamon

1 cup (2 sticks) Butter, softened

3/4 cup Firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup Granulated sugar

2 t Vanilla extract

1 t Lemon juice

2 Eggs

3 cups Semisweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups Chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place rolled oats in blender or food processor and process until finely ground. Combine ground oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.

2. In another bowl, cream btter, sugars, vanilla and lemon juice together using an electric mixer. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.

3. Stir the flour mixture into egg mixture, blending well. Add the chocolate chips and nuts to the dough and mix well. Using 1/4 cup of dough for each cookie, scoop round balls with an ice-cream scoop and place 2 1/2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.

4. Bake until cookies are lightly browned, 16-18 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in a sealed container to keep them soft and chewy.


The lemon juice in this recipe helps to activate the baking soda, producing a softer, chewier cookie.

Substitute chopped dates or raisins for the chocolate chips in these cookies.

If you don't want to take the time to grind the oatmeal in this recipe, you can add the oats as is. Just be sure to use the quick-cooking variety.

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