Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Yummy Cookies

Last Thursday I had a wonderful meal at our friends the Lundstrom's. Our dessert was some peach ice cream, and these wonderful cookies. Jill was kind enough to share the recipe. Yesterday I made a batch of dough, cooked 9 in the oven, and froze the rest as she does with her dough. Now I have cookie dough ready to go, and can bake them up fresh and hot in a few minutes. Brilliant idea!

Chocolate Chip/Oatmeal/Walnut Cookies

1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar (or I used 1/2 cup Splenda brand brown sugar)
1/4 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup walnuts, chopped

In a mixer, cream butter, sugars, and shortening together till fluffy. Scrape down the sides and add the eggs one at a time till blended. Add in the vanilla and mix till blended. Mix the flour, salt, and soda together in a separate bowl (I also added the oatmeal here), and add to the mixer a little at a time, scrapping down the sides occasionally, till blended. Stir in the chocolate chips, oatmeal (if not already added), and walnuts till incorporated. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until done; usually takes 10 to 14 minutes depending on cookie size.

Here is the bag I froze with the extra dough...

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