1 cup oil (canola, coconut, vegetable, grapeseed)
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, room temp
1 generous tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups rolled oats (not steel cut; I use Trader Joe's)
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
**optional: 1/2 cup shredded coconut and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place a sheet of parchment/baking paper on each of 2 cookie sheets.
- Combine oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla and mix well with a wooden spoon, using the back to break up the lumps of brown sugar until mixture is smooth. Add flour, salt and baking soda and mix well. Add oatmeal and chocolate chips and stir to combine, getting an arm workout at the same time!
**At this point, you can bake as is (and they are fabulous!) or you can empty your pantry more and add the coconut and walnuts, both or either. You can substitute pecans if you like.
- Use a medium size cookie scoop or drop by tablespoons on the baking sheets, 12 per sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes depending on your oven, rotating halfway. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet then remove to wire cooling rack. Repeat on both sheets. This batch will make 4 dozen cookies, depending on the size of your cookie scoop.
- Store in a covered container, cookie jar of zippered food storage bag for up to a week, though they won't last that long!
- Eat and enjoy!