I usually think of cookies as being for kids. I made them when I was a kid, I ate them as a kid - kids, milk and cookies, you get where I'm going with this. I've noticed that kids don't often like nuts in their cookies (some grownups don't either - to which I say, don't be such a baby).
These cookies also have oatmeal and bittersweet chocolate - both of which seem like grownup ingredients to me (I'm saying grownup and not adult, because to call things adult makes me think of porn).
Lena's Grown Up Cookies
1 cup butter (or shortening)
1 cup brown sugar (you can add a little white sugar if you want as well)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups oats (not instant)
10 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
chopped walnuts, to taste (maybe about 3/4 cup?)
1. Cream the butter and sugar. If you're a lazy bastard like me, melt the butter in the microwave first.
2. Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
3. Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the oats, stir until combined and stir in the chocolate and walnuts too.
4. Using a spoon (or your hand), put little balls of dough on cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
They're yummy cookies. They were a big hit at the Superbowl party I went to. You should make them too.