I recently tried a new cookie recipe, because I’m not much of a baker. This was actually one of the harder challenges for me, because I cook more than bake (and I don’t do either extravagantly).
My problem with baking is that nothing I make turns out very pretty. And, part of me never wants to try sugar cookies or anything on Bakerella because everything seems difficult. And baking shouldn’t be difficult. My mom always made homemade cookies. And, she just whipped them up. Definitely didn’t seem difficult.
So, I decided to try something else. I’d been wanting to try the Neiman-Marcus cookies that my friend Stephanie posted on her blog. While she dispelled the myth that these are the same recipe used at the store, they looked mighty yummy.
And, considering that after baking them this morning, Ryan ate 5 or 6 of them, I think they must be yummy. You should try these, they are really delicious and quite simple (just the way I like it).
2 1/2 cups blended oatmeal
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
12 oz. chocolate chips
4 oz. Hershey Bar (grated) (found in baking aisle)
2-3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
Preheat oven to 375*F. Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar, and nuts. Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
(As an aside, isn’t the tablecloth lovely? My maid-of-honor Ashley gave this to us for our wedding with matching napkins. It’s one of the most beautiful things I own and it matches our curtains perfectly. Thanks, Ashley.)