After about four hours of painting and drawing (more on that later) I needed to do some moving about. What to do . . . what to do . . . make cookies! I'd been thinking about doing this before my in-laws arrive on Thursday because I know my father-in-law is a cookie monster, much like his son. (If there are homemade cookies in the house, Devin eats them for breakfast = cookie monster)
I decided to make something different than my usual go-to recipes so after searching online for a bit, I found this recipe and modified it to meet my needs and desires (nuts and oatmeal).
I've only had one, but they turned out pretty tasty, if I do say so myself. While baking the cookies I made another quiche because I still had one homemade pie crust in the fridge from when I made quiche last week. This time I blind baked the crust and it turned out better than last weeks, but still had a bit of a "soggy bottom". I think next time I'll bake it for longer (15 minutes instead of 12), with more beans inside the parchment paper to better distribute the heat.
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1 1/4 cups butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup oats
3/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup diced pecans (or nut of your choice)
Cream together the butter and sugars, then add the eggs and vanilla.
Blend in the cocoa and add baking soda, salt and blend well.
Slowly add the flour into the creamed mixture, adding the oats after all the flour is incorporated.
Last, fold in the chocolate chips and pecans
Bake at 350°F/175°C for 9 - 12 minutes, turning trays half-way through baking time.
Yield: 24(ish) cookies