Growing up, my mom almost always put oats in the chocolate chip cookies she made.
I mean, I don’t discriminate. I love all chocolate chip cookies. But the nostalgia of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies gets me every time.
Not only do I love them because that’s the way my momma made them, but because the oats create a new texture from the traditional ho-hum plain chocolate chip cookies. With the oats, the edges get a toasty crunch, and the middle remains chewy, dotted with crunches of cooled chocolate chips.