MMMmmmm Food!

MMMmmmm Food!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

We've been long overdue for some more sweet things on this blog!
While doing our morning yoga on the terrace...  (Taz loves doing sun salutations)...  He came up with the idea to surprise Daddy John and the cast of Things To Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis with some delicious cookies!  It's like our very own episode of The Barefoot Contessa - except we aren't cooking for Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman - but John, Joe & friends are even better!

Check out this video - one of the songs from Thing To Ruin!  

4 Shows Only!!!  @ Le Poisson Rouge 

February 28th : Doors 9:30/Show: 10:00pm
March 7th: Doors 6:30pm/Show 7:30pm

March 20th: Doors 10pm/Show 10:30pm
March 28th: Doors 10pm/Show 10:30pm



1 & 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 & 1/2 cups flour
2 cups oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350

Mix together the butter and brown sugar until it looks creamy - Hand mixer works really well!  And a glass of wine to drink while you mix...

Add the vanilla and egg - continue mixing until those are just a bit fluffy. 

Now add the other dry ingredients and mix those in by hand.
Roughly chop up the walnuts and add them with both types of chocolate chunks/chips.
Once the cookie batter is all ready, use a large table spoon to make rounds of dough a little bigger than a golf ball.  Keep them about 2 inches away from each other.

Taz:  "Are they ready yet Daddy???  I can't wait to surprise Daddy John and Joe!  Why do we have to wait 12-14 minutes?!"

Daddy Matt:  "Well Tazzy, we have to wait that long because we want to cookies to be fully cooked, but still a little chewy!  I'm sure they will love them!"

I'm sad that I forgot to get a picture of everyone eating these after rehearsal!!!  I guess I will just have to think of something else to make sometime soon for all of them..... hmmm.....


  1. these were delicious... please bring more goodies. or I can come to you, whichever is easiest :)