I have to be honest with you—I’m not the biggest cookie fan in the world and I’m pretty picky when it comes to them. A cookie has really got to be something special to spark my interest, to pass my test, to earn my trust.
In many ways, it’s just like dating! Or not, I don’t know…
They just never really enticed me the way cake or ice cream do. When I was a little girl, if given the choice between a cookie or some fruit, it’d for sure be the fruit!
Every time. Even now—the fruit.
Um, this is probably where many of you will probably click the ‘X’ up there to close down this tab, isn’t it? But you know, that’s too bad because I was just about to give you the low down on the best chocolate chip and walnut oatmeal cookie …ever.
At least I think it is; and that’s definitely saying a lot because, well, I already told you, I’m picky with the cookie like that. So rest assured, this cookie will do right by you like a good
guy cookie should.
Thanks for staying! And the prize is……
Listen my friends—I messed with this recipe until it was perfectly chocolatey, beautifully sweet with a touch of the salty (because yes, baked goods need salt too), and chewy the way it should be. It’s the most perfect chocolate chip and walnut oatmeal cookie.
It just is.
This is a one-bowl cookie recipe right here. It’s extremely quick and super easy to make. Can it get any better? Well yeah, like I said, they taste amazing!
So I prefer milk chocolate chips to dark chocolate chips when it comes to cookies and I feel like this kind of cookie really needs the milk chocolate chip. To me, it’s just a better match with the textures and flavors of this cookie.
But of course, if you prefer semi-sweet/dark chocolate chips, then by all means, you work that dark chocolate cookie thing. I’ll just hang out in my tiny corner over here, with my lovely little milk chocolate morsels, all happy and stuff.
Well last night, a bowl of gorgeously ripe and delicious grapes that I picked up from the farmer’s market sat before me on the counter as I baked these luscious cookies. And so, I had that lifelong decision to make again… the cookie or the grape?
Last night’s answer: I ate all the cookies—OK, only after eating all the grapes first. Well what else was I supposed to do while standing in the kitchen, waiting and staring at the cookies in the oven to finish baking?
Well, I really do hope you love this cookie as much as I do and please, do not forget— look to the cookie!
Chocolate Chip and Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup butter 2 sticks, melted
- 1 1/4 cups tightly packed brown sugar or rapadura
- ½ cup white sugar or rapadura
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips