Introduction: Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello and welcome to baking Oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (not instant)
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts (buy already chopped or buy halves and chop them a little yourself)

Step 1: Gathering Ingredients

Make sure you have everything you need before you start. There is nothing worse that having to stop in the middle of the process to get something you forgot.

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (not instant)
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Tools:

measuring cups
spoon
spatula
large mixing bowl
smaller mixing bowl
stand mixer (if you have one)

Step 2: Soften the Butter

Put the butter out on the counter about an hour before you start. The butter is ready when you can push a dent into it with a finger.

Cutting the butter into half inch pieces can speed up the thawing

If you forget of can not wait the butter can be placed into the microwave.
Start with 10 seconds until the butter is soft.

Step 3: Mixing Dry Ingredients

Pour 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup white sugar. Mix the sugar together before adding other ingredients.
Once the sugar is mixed add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon baking powder.
Mix the ingredients again and then add 2 cups of flour. Mix the dry ingredients one last time and set them aside. 

Step 4: Mixing Wet Ingredients

Crack open and lightly whisk two eggs. Then add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk. Lightly whisk again and set the wet ingredients.

Step 5: Mixing the Dough

When mixing all of the ingredients together pour 1/4 of a cup of the dry mix into the bowl. Next put the butter in the bowl. Pour the rest of the dry mix into the bowl followed by the wet ingredients. Then mix the ingredients together until they form a dough. 

Make sure to scrape the side of the bowl making sure to mix all of the Ingredients into the dough.

Step 6: Mixing in the Oats

Measure out 2 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats. Do not use instant oats. Pour the oats into the center of the dough. Then mix the oats into the dough.

Step 7: Mixing in the Walnuts

Measure out 1 and 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts. Pour the walnuts onto a chopping board. Chop walnuts into smaller pieces. Pour the walnuts into the center of the dough. Then mix the walnuts into the dough.

A good way to tell if the walnuts are chopped enough is to pass them through the cutting board handle. If the walnuts do not fit then they are not chopped enough. 
   

Step 8: Mixing in the Chocolate Chips

The last ingredient to mix into the dough is the chocolate chips. Measure out 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips. Pour the chocolate chips into the center of the dough. Mix the dough until the chips are incorporated into the dough.

One bag of chocolate chips in a supermarket is usually 12 ounces so you can just pour the whole bag in.

Step 9: Finishing the Dough

Once the all of the ingredients have been mixed into the dough scrape the dough off the sides to make sure everything has been mixed. Then place the dough into the refrigerator for 1 to 24 hours.

24 hours is ideal but the even after 1 hour the dough should be firm enough to put on the cooking trays.

Step 10: Preheating and Shaping

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Well the oven is heating up take the dough out of the refrigerator. Take a table spoon and begin scooping out the dough and placing the dough on baking trays.

For best results place dough balls at least 1 inch apart from each other.  

Step 11: Baking and Racking

Once the oven reaches 350 degrees place the baking trays into the ovens. Set a timer for 10 to 12 minutes.
After placing the baking trays into the oven set up the cooling trays to place the cookies on when they are done baking.

Step 12: Cooling the Cookies

When the timer goes off remove the trays from the oven and allow them to sit for about 2 minutes. After 2 minutes remove the cookies from the baking trays and place the cookies on the cooling rack.

Step 13: Eat Your Cookies

When the cookies cool it's time to eat.

Comments

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jessyratfink made it!(author)2012-06-09

This is fantastic! They look so good. :D

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KryptoTSD made it!(author)2010-11-21

Hi, ruanet!

My mom and I are baking this recipe today. We don't know how it's going to turn out, because my dad micromanaged the the recipe while we were making it by adding some Amarula to it.
For the uninitiated, Amarula is a liqueur made in South Africa with the Marula fruit... It's pretty potent, but otherwise tasty and delicious......
It made the first batch stick like crazy, so we're going to grease the trays for the next batch...
Living with somebody who has Alzheimer's Syndrome is a real blast(not.).