Friday, February 22, 2008

Grab Bag Friday: Alan's Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

When we were kids, my brother used to make these cookies all the time (turtle bread was one of his other specialties). Since they have oatmeal, nuts, and peanut butter chips (practically just as healthy as peanut butter!) in them, my siblings and I all felt completely justified eating them for breakfast. I have to admit, I sometimes still do. :)


Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

1 c butter
1 1/2 c sugar
1 c packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 c powdered cocoa
1 t baking soda
3 c quick-cooking or regular rolled oats
1/2 c chopped nuts
12 oz peanut butter chips
12 oz chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl beat butter & sugars until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs & vanilla. In separate bowl stir together flour, cocoa, & baking soda. Gradually add to butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats & nuts. (Batter will be stiff.) Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 11-12 minutes or until set. Cookies will be slightly moist in center. Do not overbake. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

1 comment:

Amy Schimler-Safford said...

Hi Josephine,
I tagged you today...