Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Picnic Cookies
Submitted By: Mixing Bowl Kids
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees.
Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl and set aside.
Using an electric hand mixer, or old-fashioned hand beater, beat the butter until smooth. Add the sugars and mix until well combined.
Add the vanilla and eggs and continue mixing until you arrive at a smooth consistency.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine using a wooden spoon. Add the chocolate chips and nuts and mix in with the spoon or your fingers.
Drop large tablespoons of dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 16 minutes.
Remove and set aside for five minutes to cool.
Store a room temperature, in an air-tight container for up to three days.