Thursday, January 29, 2009

Oatmeal Crispies

I hadn't made these in awhile but whipped out the recipe when my BF had her baby last week b/c they are her FAVs. This recipe is an oldie but goodie for a good "comfort food" dessert (or snack)!

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt (depending on whether your butter is salted or not)
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup chopped walnuts (I don't usually put these in but you can if you want)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.