Monday, March 16, 2015

Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

                      If you come to my house,there will be cookies. There will probably be at least one or two kinds to choose from in the cookie jar and then several other kinds in the freezer. Yep, we love cookies. I am not a cookie snob and enjoy healthy,chunky,thin,small,large,stuffed,sandwiched, and anything else you can think of. Yep, I love cookies.

This is currently our favorite and I'm pretty sure I whipped up two batches last week and will probably bake another batch this week. Don't worry..we eat super healthy other wise and a cookie here and there does a soul good.

Feel free to leave out the walnuts. I know they aren't for everyone..but we love them.

Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup Unsalted Butter,room temp
1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
1-1/2 cups All-purpose Flour or use half Whole Wheat
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp. Salt
4 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts;optional only

Preheat oven to 350/180. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a stand mixer or large bowl,beat together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined and scraping the sides of the bowl at least once. Add in the flour,baking soda,ground cinnamon and salt and mix just until combined. Add in the oats,chocolate chips and walnuts,if using. Mix until combined.

Drop spoonfuls of dough onto prepared pan.

Bake 13-14 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Cool on pan for one minute before removing to wire rack.

Yield: 1-1/2 - 2 Dozen..depending on size
Source: Catz In The Kitchen