Whatever it was, it’s had me laid up flat on my back (no pun intended) for SIX days.
I enjoy a good old fashioned do nothing lazy day as much as the next guy but S-I-X days, that’s getting a little excessive.
Truth be told, I’m not totally “flat on my back”, after about two very helpless days, I was able to stand up and after getting used to being on my feet by walking like a grandpa for a bit I was actually OK walking around.
So I can lay down and stand up, but sitting. That’s the bitch. Sitting HURTs. A LOT.
And since my job involves the above mentioned activity, I’m at home, laying around (literally) and occasionally standing.
It’s been a pretty dull week. I’ve watched A LOT of bad daytime TV and spent A TON of time on Facebook (you would be shocked how seldom anything changes when checking the ‘Book every two minutes.)
So today I decided to mix things up a bit.
Well technically, I baked some of the most delightful chewy chocolaty goodness in the world.
Alright maybe the world is a bit of an exaggeration but these are some really REALLY good cookies.
Do you want to know how to make them? You should.
You should read this and then know how and then make them.
Sounds like as good a plan as any.
Chewy Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies!
- 1/2 c (1 stick) + 6 tbsp butter, softened
- 1/2 c sugar
- 3/4 c firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 c unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon, optional
- 3 c rolled oats
- 1 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 c chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper
In medium bowl beat butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed with hand mixer or standing one (if you’re fancy like that) until smooth.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined.
In separate large bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
Add butter/sugar/egg/vanilla mixture to flour mixture and beat until well combined.
Then add chocolate chips, oats and nuts and fold in mixture using rubber spatula.
Scoop a spoonful of batter onto cookie sheet, with about 2 inches between each cookie. Use spoon to gently flatten top of cookies.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are just lightly golden brown. Cookies will look gooey in center, it’s OK they’ll settle as they cool. If you bake too long they won’t be chewy magical cookies!
Let cool for about 5 minutes and then remove cookies and place on baking rack or if you don’t have one you can let them continue to cool on a plate or just eat them all, your stomach should only hurt for a few days.
Apparently Sweets has “had chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies but never oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips…”
Well that cutie is in for a surprise! A really tasty one!