Saturday, January 7, 2012

Urban legend cookies

Back when forwarding was in, one of my favorites was a story about a woman who was obscenely overcharged by requesting a cookie recipe at Nieman Marcus. Thanks to the urban legend researching website (http://www.snopes.com/business/consumer/cookie.asp), it's clear that this is not a true story, but, I have to say that these cookies are absolutely delicious. Perhaps my all-time favorite. It's something about the oatmeal and chocolate chip combo (Potbelly Sandwich Works sells a gorgeous oatmeal chocolate chip cookie that I find difficult to resist). Anyway, here's the recipe, with a few of my own twists:

Santa gave me a cookie scoop
for Christmas
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups oatmeal, blended into a powder
12 oz chocolate chips
4 oz Hersey Bar (or, what I prefer to do is to coarsely chop Hershey kisses)
1 tbl sea salt

You can also put nuts in this cookie. Given the prevalence of nut allergies, and the fact that when I was in college, I made these cookies and some kid ate one without realizing there were nuts in it and needed to go to the hospital, I make these without the nuts. I don't think they need them!

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375.

Cream the butter with the sugars. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Sprinkle and mix in flour, oatmeal, regular salt, baking powder and baking soda. Gently fold in chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, and nuts if you're using them. Use a cookie scoop to place balls of cookie dough about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle sea salt on top of the cookies. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Enjoy!

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