Everybody should have a solid, easy oatmeal cookie recipe ready in case a craving strikes. This Chocolate Walnut Oatmeal Cookie recipe uses simple, basic ingredients with chocolate chips and walnuts for pizzaz.
Recently I’ve been in the process of completely redesigning Homemaker’s Habitat to make it a little more user-friendly for visitors. As part of the process, one of the biggest projects has been going back through years and years of old recipes to review and update them all (bear with me, its going to take a while). As I’ve been going through them though, I’ve noticed one particular trend: about every six months, I share a new oatmeal cookie recipe.
I absolutely love oatmeal cookies. Whether they’re crispy or chewy, studded with dried fruit, glazed with maple or loaded with chocolate chips, I’m a fan. Even at their most decadent, you can’t get mad at an oatmeal cookie. They’re loaded with whole grains and usually some nuts for protein. Go ahead and pretend you’re eating healthy. Pair them with a cool glass of milk and I’d be willing to eat them for breakfast.
This particular recipe is fairly straightforward. No fancy ingredients. Just a basic, wholesome oatmeal cookie that can be customized with the add-ins of your choosing. Its exactly the sort of recipe you need in your repertoire for rainy afternoon baking or sharing with a new neighbor. You probably have the ingredients in your pantry and just about everyone will be happy with the end result.
In fact, we gave some cookies to our new next-door neighbors as a welcome gift. They said the cookies were gone in 24 hours so that sounds like a hit to me.
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Chocolate Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
Makes about 48 cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (or us all all-purpose flour)
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper (optional).
- In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time and beat until creamy. Add in milk and vanilla until combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda and salt. Slowly beat dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with the mixer on low speed. Add oatmeal, chocolate chips and walnuts and beat just until combined.
- Drop cookies by tablespoons onto cookie sheets and bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for one minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store cookies tightly covered.