>> Monday, March 10, 2008
Its been a while since I have made cookies. It took me a bit to get over the cookie frenzy of 2007. But I did, and I'm glad to say I am back to baking, what I like to call, charming little bundles of goodness.
This recipe came from the Culinate web site. What I like about them is they are made without flour and they are packed with nutrients: Oatmeal, cranberries, walnuts, choc chips, peanut butter, all rolled into one. Makes me feel like I am giving the kids more than just a sweet treat, but a sweet treat with some added benefits to it. They are a deliciously chewy and very satisfying cookie. I adapted the recipe to suit our tastes, and you should do the same. I was thinking coconut might be a nice addition. And next time I would definitely add more nuts.
Full Of Goodness Oatmeal Cookies
1¾ cups packed light brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1½ cups creamy peanut butter
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
2 tsp. baking soda
4½ cups rolled oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a very large mixing bowl, cream the eggs and sugars together with an electric mixer. Add salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter.
Add chocolate chips, cranberries, toasted walnuts, baking soda, and oats. Stir until everything is combined.
With a tablespoon, scoop up cookie batter and drop onto cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand about 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.