Why This Blog?
Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.
I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.
These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.
I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!
Monday, September 5, 2011
Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal Cookies
I found this recipe on Crumbs and Chaos, a really fun and nice looking blog with a lot of great recipes you will want to try. Check it out!
Brownie Oatmeal Cookies
1 (8 oz) block of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 (12 oz) bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
3 cups oats (Old Fashion or Quick; I use both)
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional but they are really good in there!)
This dough needs to spend an hour in the fridge so don't preheat the oven until you are ready to bake them. Just so you know!
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add sugars and beat until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well to combine.
In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between. Add to creamed mixture.
Add flour and baking soda; mix well. Stir in oatmeal and nuts. Cover and chill for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 350-F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, place on cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are almost set. Don't over-bake!
Cool on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool. Store in airtight container.