Monday, September 27, 2010

Easy Oatmeal Cookies

This weekend it finally felt like fall around here!  The weather on Sunday was just what the doctor ordered for us - cool and rainy.

With Jeff not generally preferring to just relax around the house, I absolutely loved our 'lazy day' together!  He watched football, and I hit the kitchen... making homemade mac & cheese, veggie chili, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

The cookies were a spur of the moment decision, since we had ingredients on-hand already to make a small batch.  And the recipe is too easy not to share!  It yields about 42 cookies, so cutting it in half was plenty for us.

yields about 42 cookies

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1 cup chopped nuts, if desired

In a large bowl, stir brown sugar and butter until blended.  Stir in vanilla and egg until light and fluffy.  Add in oats, flour, baking soda and salt until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

Onto ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.

Bake at 350° for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool slightly & enjoy!

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