Not having baked since the holidays, I was missing my right, red mixer and the satisfaction of pulling a delicious baked good hot out of my oven. While I don't believe there needs to be a real occasion to bake, I also didn't want to have a full batch of dessert hanging around our house.
Last Friday I was invited to a dinner party of sorts, gathering a number of old friends and colleagues together for an evening. I knew dinner would be covered and decided to bring a homemade dessert. Cookies seemed like the way to go for the large group who were sure to be moving and mingling about. A search through the "Cookies" tag in my Google Reader turned up this recipe which seemed like a good bet.
They turned out light, not too sweet and, as promised, chewy in the center. I don't know if these will end up a go-to cookie recipe but, they were delicious and very easy to put together. In fact, I whipped up the batch at about 7:45 in the morning as G sat next to me in his high chair eating breakfast. By the time he had finished eating, the third tray was in the oven.
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional; I omitted)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used half semi-sweet and half white chips)
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).