Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was out shopping with the boys the other day, and decided it was time to throw another cooking video up on youtube. I turned the cart down the baking aisle, and spotted Betty Crocker’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix and, well, I was kinda confused.


Hey, I love cookies as much as the next guy.  All sorts of cookies.  In fact, I don’t know too many types of cookies I’m not a fan of.  Heck, I’ll even eat fortune cookies, and  NOBODY eats those!  I’m just a little surprised that a brand like Betty Crocker (a General Mills Company), would even dream of mixing 2 classics like Oatmeal and Chocolate Chips together. Both of these are a great headlining cookie in their own right, but to mash them up?  Isn’t that like Chevrolet and Ford creating a car together?  Or saying that because I like Pumpkin Pie and Key Lime, That maybe I should layer them in the same pie tin?  That’s just insanity!

fortune cookie


There was really only one way to see if they made an error of epic proportions. I decided to buy the bag, and see if they really made the mistake I could only imagine their creation to be. Let my taste buds (and those of my sons) be the judge.


Are you ready for this?  I WAS WRONG. It’s not very often you’ll here me say that, much less type it. The oatmeal didn’t seem lost without it’s friends, the raisins, and the chocolate chips were a nice addition because, hey, it’s chocolate!





The boys had fun making these (other than a little mishap you’ll see in the video) and I loved making them because theyre comprised of only 3 ingredients;



  • the mix
  • 1/2 cup of butter, and
  • 1 egg.


Could it be any easier?

Check out the video and see for your yourself!!


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

You know, I can’t promise to never question General Mills again. I mean, what if they try that pumpkin/key lime thing I mentioned?  I can only say that if anyone has the ability to make a believer out of me…it’s them.


What flavor combinations do YOU think Betty Crocker should try? 



Thanks fortune cookie





Kevin Zelenka

Kevin Zelenka is a Freelance writer, Dad Blogger, and the stay at home father of twin toddlers. You can find him playing with his sons at his home in Las Vegas, spending time with his wife, and every once in a while at the golf course.