This is a secret recipe in our family. I have never given it away because people loved the cookies so much that it gave me a chance to make them something special for birthdays, Christmas, etc. However, I am finding that I can access my favorite recipes very easily on this blog no matter where I am in the world. This is very convenient. As we are going home for the Holidays, my daughter, Sarah, wants to make the cookies for her boyfriend and his family and therefore, to avoid transporting of the recipe, I have decided to post it so she can have it on hand. It is a recipe that I found quite a while ago and modified a little to be more Canadian. So here it is - this may be here for the Holidays only! Enjoy!
You will need:
- 1 cup (250g) butter at room temperature on the softer side
- 3/4 cup (150g) sugar
- 1/4 cup (60ml) maple syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
- 1 cup (155g) flour
- 1/4 tsp of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 cup (90g) oatmeal quick cook or one minute type
- 1 cup of chopped dark or milk chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips)
- 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C);
- Cream butter and sugars until paler in color and add maple syrup;
- Add egg and vanilla extract and mix well.
- In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt;
- Add dry ingredients to butter mix and blend well.
- Add oatmeal, chocolate pieces and nuts.
- Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave enough space between each cookie to allow them to spread. Once cooked they will become lacy and crispy. To ensure this, press down the centre of the batter so it is even and flat before baking. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet if you can. This will ensure even more crispness.
- Bake in the top and middle of oven to avoid burning and watch carefully until they are golden (about 15 minutes);