Most people share a common love of the classic chocolate chip cookie. It’s almost a rite of passage as a baker to master the chocolate chip cookie. However, everyone thinks they have the best recipe of all time. Well I came across this recipe from The New York Times for, what is supposedly, the best chocolate chip cookie. I was skeptical, but there were a lot of comments about how wonderful these cookies taste. Even though I had some doubts, I decided to give them a whirl.
Oatmeal Carmelitas- I cannot say enough about these bars because they will knock your socks off! With Valentine’s Day coming up later this week, I’d like to recommend a different kind of treat for your loved one. I mean, aren’t chocolates and flowers overrated? These Oatmeal Carmelitas will gain you major brownie points because they contain chocolate AND are homemade with love. These rich, cookie-like bars have a buttery, oatmeal crust and are topped with a layer of chocolate and lots of gooey caramel. They are very simple to make and are a fun change to the standard cookie.
I’ve seen variations of this recipe all over the internet lately, but I was able to trace it back to, what I believe is, the original recipe from Pillsbury from 1967. I am saddened that I have yet to come across this recipe until recently, because they are that good! I’ve made them three times since my cousin first introduced them to me a few months ago. They, without a doubt, will be a staple in my recipe book going forward. Enjoy!