Hello Friends! Sorry I'm late posting a recipe today, but it was one of those fun busy kind of days. Once I got my daughter off to school I went and had wonderfully fun day with my Mom. We ran errands, went out for lunch and even accomplished some Christmas shopping! While out shopping it started to snow big wet flakes and looked so pretty. Then it was time to grab kids from school and make an early dinner as my hubby had some sports tonight. But I'm finally here to share this excellent recipe with you! This wonderfully chilly snowy day was the perfect kind of day for baking too! And these amazing chewy and chocolatey oatmeal cookies do the trick beautifully!
Chocolate chip cookies are awesome and have their place as probably the best all time cookie. But sometimes it's nice to shake it up and add some texture and oatmeal does that so well! I found this recipe on allrecipes.com, by panthera, and it is the best oatmeal chocolate chip recipe I've ever made. Many times oatmeal cookies can get too crispy - these cookies are just right...not crispy, but perfectly chewy and the perfect balance of chocolate and oatmeal. SO GOOD!! I forgot to grab pics of the making them process, but here's the recipe:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
The only thing I changed is that I didn't add walnuts (my kiddos don't like nuts in their cookies) and so I added a few more chocolate chips.
I can't stress enough how good they were, but I'll just say do yourself a favor and go make them today!!