This weekend was a windows open, music up, it’s-beginning-to-feel-a-lot-like-spring-time weekend. To me…those kind of weekends require cookies.
Sometimes you want an easy recipe, one that doesn’t require a lot of time or energy. Or much thinking. Or dishes. These are the cookies for that time.
The original recipe from Quaker is called Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin cookies, and I now know why. This batch lasted under 24 hours! There’s just something about oatmeal cookies that are so addicting and comforting. They really might be my favorite kind of cookie.
The more traditional Oatmeal Raisin cookies can be found here, but sometimes it’s ok to mix things up a bit.
Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from Oatmeal Raisin Cookies)
- 1 1/2 c flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 c softened butter
- 1 c lightly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 c granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3 c oats (not quick oats)
- 1 c chocolate chips
- 1/2 c walnuts
- In mixing bowl, combine flour, soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
- Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla.
- Slowly mix in dry ingredients, just until combined.
- By hand, stir in oats, chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.
- Let cool on wire rack until storing in air tight container.