Saturday, March 5, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine, softened (2 sticks)
1 ½ cups light brown sugar, packed
½ cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups flour
1t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 ½ t. apple pie spice
3 cups rolled oats
1 bag chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans ( if you want)

Preheat oven to 375°.
In a large bowl beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla with a hand held mixer or your kitchenaid until well blended.
In another bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, apple pie spice.
Add dry ingredients to wet mixture, stirring until just combined.
Fold in rolled oats, nuts and chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Cool 2 minutes and remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 4-5 dozen depending on size of cookie

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