Chocolate Chunk Cookies
To save time, drop the dough onto cookie sheets and freeze. Once frozen, store in a freezer-safe container. Pop a sheet of cookies in the oven for a quick and easy after school snack.
- Cookie Sheet
- Cookie Scoop
- 2-1/2 cups old fashioned or quick oats, uncooked
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract
- 12 ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
Place small amount of oats in blender container; process until powdered. Repeat until all oats are powdered. Combine powered oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to sugar mixture; mix well. Stir in chocolate and walnuts. Chill at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375°F. Dip cookie dough with cookie scoop; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool.
Makes about 4 dozen.
Freeze Ahead Directions: Prepare cookie dough as directed above. Using cookie scoop, drop balls of dough, close together, onto ungreased cookie sheet. Freeze. Place frozen dough in airtight container. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375°F. Place frozen cookie dough, 2 inches apart, on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.