Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies

These cookies are a staple of my girlfriend's family. She insisted that I give a shout out to Grandma Phyllis for the recipe. My girlfriend also insisted that I call them by their proper name, "cow plop cookies," which refers to their shape and in no way to their taste. I've been assured that this is a Midwestern thing, which as an East Coaster, I wouldn't understand. Regardless of their name, they are very moist and tasty.

Ingredients:
2 sticks butter or margarine, softened (Make sure the butter is only softened and not fully melted or the dough will be too runny.)
2 eggs
2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
2 ½ cups rolled oats
1 pkg. chocolate chunks
1 ½ cups coarse chopped nuts
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar

Directions:
1. Beat margarine.
2. Add sugar, and eggs one at a time and beat.
3. In another bowl, mix flour with soda, powder and salt. Add to butter mixture, beat.

4. Add vanilla and milk.
5. Add oats and mix to blend.
6. Add chocolate and nuts and mix to blend.
7. Grease and flour cookie sheets.  1/3 cup mixture for each cookie.
 8. Bake 12-15 minutes in 350 degree oven. (You'll know they are done when they're brown and crispy around the outside, but still a bit soft in the middle.)

1 comment:

  1. These look unbelieveably delicious, despite their traditional. As an east coaster, I could do without the name, but its the taste that counts and I best these taste awesome. Kudos to Grandma Phyllis.

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