Oatmeal Cashew Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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Serves: 2 Dozen
 
Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies, packed with chocolate chunks and cashews. Easy to make, tough to resist!
Ingredients
  • 1 and ⅓ cup All-Purpose Flour OR Better Batter Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 and ⅓ cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Butter (1 stick), softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ cup Chocolate chunks (or chips)
  • ¾ cup Salted Cashews
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together Flour, Oats, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, and Salt. Set aside.
  2. In another large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, cream together room temperature Butter and Brown Sugar until smooth. Add Egg and Vanilla Extract, and mix on medium speed until well combined.
  3. Using a wooden spoon or strong rubber spatula, slowly stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in Chocolate Chunks and Cashews.
  4. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or up to 3 days.
  5. When ready to bake cookies, remove dough from refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats.
  6. Using your hands, roll about 2 Tablespoons of dough into a ball and place onto prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Before baking, lightly press down on the top of the dough to slightly flatten the top (dough will not spread a whole lot during baking).
  7. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until edges are set. The centers may look slightly underbaked. Allow cookies to cool for 5-8 minutes ON the baking sheet, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Store cookies in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  9. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
Recipe by SunnySideUps | Living Life Sunny Side Ups at http://sunnysideups.org/oatmeal-cashew-chocolate-chunk-cookies/