Friday, January 22, 2010

My Favorite Cookies (Chocolate Walnut Oatmeal Cookies)

It was a Tuesday afternoon when I warmed up my house with the home sweet smell of baked oatmeal and chocolate. There was nothing special about this particular Tuesday, and there was no special reason why I was baking these delightful cookies. My mother had just come back from the grocery store with a container of oatmeal, so I decided to make a few people smile in my life. And that is how I came to make my favorite chocolate chip walnut oatmeal cookies. A few for my dad, a few for me and my mother, and lots for Blake and his family. Ohh and maybe I was also procrastinating on studying for the most extremely dreadful class of all time; Physics. . . blehhhh. Who likes to study for that? So I came up with a new studying technique that I believe works quite well for me; make some cookies and while they are baking away in the oven, read over my notes! However, I am still crossing my fingers this method works considering my teacher recently won the award for slowest grader in history and has yet to grade a test that was taken well over a week ago.

I have added all my favorite ingredients into one recipe. That is probably why I consider this my favorite cookie of all time. The chewiness of the oatmeal makes this cookie soft while the chopped walnuts add a crunch and the chocolate chips give the cookie a rich and melted sensation. All these extravagant varieties of texture blend together so well on the pallet of one's mouth, that it is quite difficult to eat simply one of these tasty little devils. They are just that good!
1/2 pound butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups uncooked oatmeal (not instant microwavable kind)
1 full bag nestle chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
heat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit. Beat together in a food processor margarine and sugars until creamy and smoothed together. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well in a large bowl. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix well. Stir in oats, raison, and chocoalte. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 11 to 12 minutes or until golden brown and not quite hardend. Cool on a cookie sheet and then serve and enjoy!


  1. these look fantastic!!! I can't wait to try this recipe!
    ~the confectionist

  2. my mom used to always make oatmeal cookies when i was a kid... such a favorite now