Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (can use part or all whole-wheat)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup butter (now I use coconut oil)
2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2-1 cup granulated sugar (depending on how sweet you would like them)
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup ground walnuts (can grind in blender)
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup raisins


1- In a small bowl mix flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
2-In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
3-At a low speed, beat in flour mixture until blended.
4-Stir in ground walnuts, oats, chocolate chips and raisins.
5 -Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
6-Preheat oven to 350.
7-Grease 2 baking sheets.
8-Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly (The bottom of a mug works).
9-Bake cookies until lightly browned around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes.
10-Transfer to flattened brown paper bags or wire racks to cool.
11-This dough also freezes well. Freeze dough balls on a cookie sheet and then put them in a ziploc bag in the freezer until ready to bake!