Maple Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

IMG_9261Hey all–  Home from school today for Presidents’ Day–thank you George Washington!  And Larry’s here too.  So he’s out in the yard, getting the veggie patch ready to plant.  So we are weeks away from real tomatoes, fresh chard, basil…  So glad for that.   And I’m here in the kitchen (where else?!) –just put these cookies into the oven.  But the best part of the day is ahead.  We’re walking around up and down hill through Craig Park and over to the new Lazy Dog Cafe to try it out for lunch. Sounds promising…

MAPLE OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 3/4 cups oatmeal
1 cup walnuts, chopped
2 cups chocolate chips

IMG_9265With an electric mixer* cream the butter and sugars together.  Beat in the eggs.  Than add the flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, maple syrup and oatmeal.  Beat it all together until  you have coarse crumbles.  Then add in the walnuts and chocolate chips and combine with the mixer until it’s a solid cookie dough.  Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes.  They are a bit soft when you take them off the cookie sheet, but firm up as they cool.  Best eaten along with grand-girls and a mugs of milk.

*Thanks Brian for the new mixer.  It’s “unbeatable!”

 

 

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