This is a recipe from Mom that she got from a book from the library ages ago (no title, sorry), and I made them last week for a plane snack – I figure they’re a decent enough substitute for a store-bought granola bar – no? Enjoy!
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar AND 3/4 c. + 2 T. dark brown sugar
2 eggs AND 1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour (I used 1 c. regular and 1 c. spelt)
2 c. large-flake oats (not quick cooking)
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. EACH baking powder AND salt
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 c. toasted pecans, chopped (the original recipe called for walnuts)
Preheat your oven to 350 and cover a couple of baking sheets with parchment. Using your electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars for a few minutes until fluffy then add in the eggs and vanilla and beat to combine. In a medium bowl, whisk together the 5 dry ingredients and then stir it all into the first mixture until everything is just blended.
Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts and then chill the dough in the fridge for an hour.
Use about 1/4 c. dough per cookie, flatten them a bit into rounds then bake for about 15 minutes. I did mine smaller, left them in ball shape and baked them for 13 minutes. Yum.
- Category: Cookies