Delicious Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

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Delicious Oatmeal Walnut Cookiessource: Steven Labinski

About 4-5 times a year my husband and I go spend the Sabbath with his family in Nevei Yaakov, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. I always take a small homemade dish or two with me. My usual choice is a couple of types of pasta salads or some vegetables and dip.

This time, however, I decided to do something different.

I’ve always believed I’m not much of a baker. But recently, with the encouragement of my niece, I’ve decided to give baking another try.  Amazingly, it turns out I’m not too bad, if I stick with easy recipes.

With that in mind, here is my recipes for Delicious Oatmeal Walnut Cookies. The recipe is based on Dad’s Cookies on Allrecipes.com. The original cookie was coconut, but I like the taste of walnuts much better.

Ingredients Set 1

3 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 cups white sugar

2 cups brown sugar

1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

3 cups quick oatmeal

3/4 cup walnuts, finely ground

Ingredients Set 2

1 cup walnut oil

1/2 cup canola oil

4 eggs

2 tsp almond extract

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F or 175 C.

In a large bowl, combine the first set of ingredients (dry). Make a well in the center and add the second set of ingredients (wet). Stir with fork, and then with hands, to mix well.

Lightly oil baking sheet.

Roll dough into walnut size pieces, flatten slightly, and place on the cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or till very slightly browned.  Do not over bake.

Allow cookies to cool for one minute before removing from the sheet.

The cookies are sticky, so if stacking, places slices of parchment, plastic wrap or foil between them.

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