So I'm not going to lie, today was a rough start to this challenge. I was hoping to part from my normal style of photographing and take some time to play with a new perspective, but that will have to hold until tomorrow. Long story short, our laundry card magically lost money so the dryer was not an option... And my bathroom shower curtain, along with all of the laundry collapsed on top of me. Not a great way to start being home after a long day at work.
But I've got a lot of fun things planned from here on out...in my last post, I mentioned that there would be a theme for every photo. Today's is comfort. And what better way to feel warm and indulgent than a giant batch of these?
I shared a different version of this cookie a while back...in my first ever post which you can check out here. But these ones are waaaay chunkier and filled with all kinds of fun goodies. The nuts help to build some serious texture and paired with dark chocolate chips, ugh. Too good. They're perfect if you've had a rough day battling laundry or if you just want to curl up with a big cup of coffee and a huge blanket celebrating the approaching avalanche of Halloween movies!
I've got a lot of fun photo ideas planned from here on out for my photo adventure...if you'd like to do the challenge with me, just use the hashtag #bakeandshoot or send me a pic of what you're up to!
But for now...cookies and this recipe!
Happy photographing friends!
Makes 24 cookies
1 stick butter (softened)
1/2 light brown sugar
1/4 white sugar
1 vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/3 cup quick oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven 350 degrees
Grease 2 cookie sheets with spray or line with parchment paper
1. Blend the butter and sugars in your stand mixer with the whisk attachment, or in a large bowl using your hand held mixer on medium to high speed until light and fluffy. Usually about 5 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth on medium speed.
2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and spices in a small bowl. Add to the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in oats, walnuts and chips. Using an ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop domes of cookie dough onto 2 cookie sheets, or check out tips from this recipe here.
3. Place in oven for 8 minutes each. You'll notice they look underdone. That's on purpose. Let them cool for 5 minutes, once removed from the oven, and using a metal spatula, transfer them to a cooling rack to finish cooling down or serve warm!