Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Grown Up Cookies

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
2 eggs
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.


LibraryTypeGirl said...

I was sad when these were gone. And now I have the recipe! Muwahahahahahaha!

Katherine said...

I totally feel your porn issue — I say you make a variation on this recipe and call it "Adult Cookies" to make your point. Perhaps add dried cherries, or bake them in the shape of cocks... something cute like that...

Mikochan said...

My mind didn't go there until you mentioned it. :P I thought "Grown up" was kind of appropriate because that's a child word for adult. ("When I grow up I want to be...")

David Borgen said...

send me a box...sounds better than the girl scouts...db

Meredith said...

I think grown up cookies should have lots of booze in them. Or perhaps be eligible for the draft.
These are more like teenager cookies.