Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Pecan Cookies For Comfort


Needing some comfort food,
I made these cookies for the first time on Saturday.
I took them to work and my boss/friend
said they were delicious.
So two votes for delicious..

Maybe you should try them?
Recipe at the end.

I made some new candle bowls to see
 me through the winter.



I also made this pillow out of
an old linen piece


Spending hours reading here, snuggled 
under a quilt I made years ago.






I usually pieced my backs to save fabric use.



Saddened by Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death.
Such a great loss.
So many great performances.
a family favorite
*******

Comfort Food

Makes 2 1/2 dozen

1c butter softened
1 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups uncooked regular oats
1 pkg chocolate chunk morsels
1 c toasted chopped pecans

Preheat to 350

Beat butter, sugars, add eggs, vanilla
Combine flour, soda, salt
Add oats

Add dry ingredients to butter mixture
Gently stir in chocolate chunks and pecans.
Crop by rounded tablespoons or I use a scoop onto
silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly
 browned around edges depending on oven.
I found these baked better with 1 sheet in
 middle of oven at 12 minutes.
Yum

Update:

Several gals tried the recipe and loved it
(see comments)
so do give it a go..
I recommend only using chocolate chunks
for that big burst of chocolate

13 comments:

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Your handiwork is absolutely beautiful Z and those cookies look de-lic-ious !!
Was so sad to hear the news about Philip Seymour Hoffman …. such a loss and so young. He was a great actor.
…. also, many thanks for your kind birthday wishes.
Have a lovely week Z. XXXX

NMK said...

We are expecting 6-10 of snow tomorrow....I will Bake these cookies & have a cup of Hot Chocolate !!! Yummy !!! Thank You !

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Looks like you're staying busy & comfy, Z. Lucky me, I have all the ingredients for these cookies in the house... so I'll be sure to give them a try.
xo,
Lin

lilraggedyangie said...

Snows heading my way today...and comfort food is just what I needed thanks for sharing...sending you warm snuggly wishes hugs lil raggedy Angie

Bead and Needle said...

Thanks for the recipe...I too was so sad about Hoffman's passing...what a sad ending to such a career as his! Snuggly photos, for sure - I am SO cold today...hard to believe in the desert! Happy Tuesday, Z - XOXO

Jill said...

Yum! You have another job?! Yay!

Linda said...

Cookies sound great...the quilt is beyond awesome and I love your chair and pillow...and the candle bowl...you are so creative...I love it!! have a wonderful day!!

Beatnheart said...

seems to me, everthing you do is awesome...
never skip a beat and everything so warm comforting and inviting....

Tracey Broome said...

This whole post is comfort! Yum, those cookies, I'm going to make them for the monks tomorrow! Yes we are sad about another one of our favorite actors having an overdose. Wesley was home when we heard the news through the film school pipeline. I think the school plans to have a Seymour Hoffman weekend of screenings. Would love to be there for that! Enjoy your comfort time, I'm going to need some of that soon!

June said...

You have been making the best of winter Z. You have been making some beautiful things this winter!

Save me a cookie---I'm on my way!
love ya!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

P.S. I made half a batch yesterday (about 38 cookies). YUM. There's only two of us here, but we're giving them 4 thumbs up.
~ Lin

NMK said...

I made your cookies today & they are Great !!! They are nice & chewy, I baked mine for 10 minutes. I put them in a zip lock bag in the freezer, so I don't eat them all !!! Thanks for the Yummy recipe !!!!

c. Joy said...

This is almost my recipe! I add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries and never thought of toasting the nuts. Clever girl, I may try that. The early passing of Phillip Seymour Hoffman is sad, I hope only good things for the family and friends he left behind.