For those times when you need a chewy, oaty, really delicious cookie, make these. Be sure to use real butter and maple syrup.
2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 teas cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt if using salted butter – 1 teaspoon if using sweet butter
1 ½ cup walnut pieces
1 cup currents (or raisins)
4 cups old-fashioned oatmeal (I much prefer this to the “quick cook” types for chewy, moist cookies)
¼ cup maple syrup
1 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat the butter in an electric mixer or food processor.
Add both sugars and beat well until the color becomes lighter.
Add maple syrup and eggs and beat for about a minute.
Add the soda, cinnamon and salt and beat until well blended.
Put the oats and flour into a bowl and turn the butter-sugar-egg mixture into it. Blend with a wooden spoon or clean hands.
Add the currents and nuts and mix until blended.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
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