New Jersey Cookies


  Oh, friends have I got a cookie recipe for you!  

This is one of those recipes that is so good, you just might end up eating all of the dough before it even makes it to the oven.  In fact, I've made this recipe before & just taken the dough {in containers}  to the neighbors for them to enjoy by the spoonful.  It really is that good! Sometimes the dough is better than the cookie but in this case both are just as tasty. 

I have a long history with this cookie recipe.  I made up a batch of these when I was in the 4th grade & taking 4-H cooking classes in the summer.  I won a Blue Ribbon at the County Fair & then a Red Ribbon at the Utah State Fair with this recipe.  The name New Jersey Cookies comes from my Mom growing up in New Jersey.  She entered this recipe {of her Mom's} into a contest & needed a cute name to go along with them. Doesn't it sound much better than just saying Oatmeal Choc. Chip Cookies?  
New Jersey sounds much more exiting don't you think ;) 
-Notice on the recipe card I have my Mom wrote, Don't Triple!  That's because my little brother & his friends got the bright idea to triple this recipe one day.  I'm pretty sure they ate most of them by themselves before the rest of the family got home. Teenagers!- 
New Jersey Cookies 

1 C. Butter {softened} 
1 C. Sugar 
1 C.  Brown Sugar 
2 Eggs 
1 1/2 C. Flour 
1 tsp. Vanilla 
1tsp. Soda 
1tsp. Salt 
3 C. Oatmeal 
1 pkg. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 

   Cream butter & sugars together then add eggs. Add soda, salt, flour, oatmeal & vanilla to the sugar mixture and mix together well. Add chocolate chips in at the end & give it a good mix. When everything is combined set in the fridge to chill for 1 hour. {Hard to wait, I know but it will be worth it!} 
 Drop rounded dough balls onto a un- greased cookie sheet & bake for 8 minutes in 350 degree oven.
* Don't skip the chill in the fridge part, I think that is the key.  Try not to eat all the dough either!


Some cute, happy girls with a yummy after school snack.  They were so happy to see cookies sitting on the counter right out of the oven.  You'll notice that I saved some cookie dough for Mace to dig into.  She LOVES it!  

Bake up a batch, pin them if you want & bring some smiles to your kids, neighbors & friends today.  I love baking & sharing.  Makes my heart happy! 
*Don't be shy, I'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment & let's become friends. 



Maria Hutchinson said...

I used to live in NJ so I think that means I need to make these like...yesterday. Wish I had a spoon of that dough in my mouth right now!

Honeybee said...

Thanks, Maria. Yes, make up a batch for your cute kiddos. So fun meeting you at BYBC. Have a nice day!

Natalie said...

I love all the fun recipes you share. But even more - I love that many of these recipes have a wonderful family heritage. It is a great way to bridge the generations with your kiddos. Love it!!!

AJ and Cindy said...

I love all your cookie recipes that you post! Yum, I'm going to for sure try this out :)

PS...My all-time favorite recipe of yours is your marshmallow popcorn :) I make it at least every couple months. :)

Honeybee said...

Thanks Natalie & Cindy, I love hearing from my followers & friends. You guys just made my day.

Amy Griffin said...

I'm making these tonight! My kiddos are so excited...but I'm even more so! Thanks for sharing. 😊

Candice said...

I made these cookies- they are killer! I ate a ton of the dough before I even got it to the oven. So delish. It's a new family favorite recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

Sherry said...

These look so delicious!! I'm going to be try them this weekend and I will post a picture on Instagram to show you. Thanks for sharing this recipe. By the way, I love your blog and your Instagram. I purchased one of your 1 Word signs and love it. :)