Sunday, January 9, 2011

#3 - Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We usually make desserts for special occasions, but not very often at home for just the two of us. So we thought it would be fun to try out a cookie recipe that we could eat over the course of the week.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

From All RecipesSince our first couple of recipes featured unusual produce we've gotten from Star Hollow, this time we decided to make something with everyday ingredients we have at home. No trip to the store was needed for this one. We got married in the last 10 years, so naturally we have a KitchenAid, and that makes baking cookies super easy. We could throw everything right into the mixer and then just plop the dough in heaping spoonfuls before baking. Definitely better than a hand mixer.
The real recipe we found online would have made about 1,000 cookies, and since we are only two people we decided to half it. This ended up giving us 22, a much more manageable amount, and surprisingly less than the 500 we were expecting.
Our cookies were yummy for being so simple to make. They came out warm and melty, and we just had to sample some right away. Thankfully, we had plenty left to bring in our lunchboxes for the rest of the week.
Here's the recipe for you (Makes 22):
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5/8 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat over to 325ºF.
  2. Cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in egg, and add the vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until just blended.
  6. Mix in the oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips.
  7. Drop heaping spoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes.
  9. Let cookies cool for about 5 minutes on baking sheets before transferring to a cooling rack.

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