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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lindsay's Chocolate Cafe Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last time my mom visited, she brought along two large ziploc bags of these cookies that my grandma had made for us. Six cookies later, I was officially hooked. I immediately facebooked my grandma for the recipe (yes she has facebook, and yes she's the coolest grandma ever) which she quickly sent my way. I remember her telling me she got the recipe from some magazine, but I can't for the life of me remember which...so I'll update in the comments if I find out (updated below in the recipe!). I don't know who Lindsay is, but she has a darn good cookie recipe!

These are some of the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had, thanks to the two kinds of chocolate, the pecans, and the oatmeal. This recipe makes a TON of cookies (5-6 dozen!) so be prepared to share (though you may not want to after you try a few). Give these a try and let me know what you think!

Lindsay's Chocolate Cafe Chocolate Chip Cookies
Midwest Living April 2010 
-2 1/2 cups regular rolled oats
-2 cups flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 cup butter
-1 cup granulated sugar
-1 cup packed brown sugar
-2 eggs
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
-4 oz milk chocolate bar grated (I used my food processor, my Grandma used her blender)

1. Mix oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer and a large bowl), beat butter for 30 seconds. Add sugars and beat until combined.
3. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.
4. Add flour mixer and beat until combined. Stir in chocolate chips, nuts, and grated chocolate.
5. Drop tablespoons of dough onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes, until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.