Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I'm trying to do lots of baking for the holidays - seems fitting, doesn't it?

Tonight I made my first batch - Double chocolate oatmeal with walnuts. Yumyumyum!

Here's the recipe:

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Preheat oven to 350F.

2 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1.5 tsp salt
6 T cocoa powder

1 Cup Butter
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla

2 Cups Rolled Oats (NOT quick oats)
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
Cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Slowly mix in flour mixture until smooth:

Add oats, chips and walnuts:

Drop teaspoons of cookie dough onto a buttered cookies sheet:

Bake for 8 minutes. Take out and let rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes:

Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Next mission: peppermint bark and lemon squares (the lemon squares are for a wedding!)

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