An all-time favorite, and very kid-friendly recipe. A great weekend treat. Takes 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes in the oven. And you probably already have all these ingredients at home. Simple but Wonderful.
You will thank me.
Giant Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie
1/2 cup butter or margarine (unsalted)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips (I mix regular and mini)
1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven 375. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, both sugars and salt until creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the flour, oats, chocolate chips and nuts just until combined. Do not over-mix. Grease an 11-inch tart pan (with removable bottom). Use your fingers to spread the batter evenly into the tart pan. It might seem like there isn't enough batter to cover the bottom of the pan, but wet your hands with some cold water, and use your fingers to stretch the dough out. You will have more than enough. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the edges are golden. Cool, remove from pan. Slice like a pizza and serve with ice cream, fresh fruit, coffee, milk- or any way they want it!