This is the day of new beginnings and resolutions! And though we all have good intentions, sometimes we are unable to keep those promises to ourselves we made in the late hours of the previous year.
I am all for new opportunities, as I have had to re-invent myself many times in life. The best laid plans don’t always work out, but I believe the Lord our God has our best in His plans.
This recipe for Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies is a good idea when the long winter sets in our bones and makes us hungry for comfort foods that are not part of our diet in the New Year. However, they are packed with less sugar than regular chocolate chip cookies and with the added oatmeal and pecans, they certainly won’t wreck you diet too much!
I hope you will enjoy these as much as I do.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups uncooked regular oats
1 (12 0z.) package semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup toasted chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350*
Beat butter and sugars in bowl at medium speed. Add eggs and vanilla.
Add salt and baking soda.
Add flour and oats a little at a time. The mixture will begin to become stiff. This is normal.
Once flour and oats have been mixed in, begin adding chocolate chips and pecans.
Place teaspoonful drops onto ungreased baking sheet or use parchment paper on baking sheet if desired, and bake in oven for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack for about 2-3 minutes.