Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cookies for a Crowd

Merry Christmas Quilters!

Right now most of what I am working on can't be shown. I am working on 5 new layer cake patterns, next book and a magazine project, so I thought I would share some baking.
These cookies are my "go-to" recipe when I want alot of cookies.

I have a Kitchenaid Artisan mixer and you can see the bowl is full. I don't think I could mix these if I didn't have it. Here's the recipe:


2c brown sugar

2c. white sugar

4 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

24 oz. choc. chips

3 c. chopped nuts ( I use 1/2 c macadamia, 1c. walnut, 1 1/2 c. pecan pieces)

4c. flour
2 tsp. soda
1tsp. salt
5 c. blended oatmeal
2 tsp. baking powder
1- 8 oz. Hershey bar- grated

Measure oatmeal and grind in a food processor until it is a fine powder. Set aside. Grind the Hershey bar in the same manner and set aside.

Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in the flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and soda. Add choc. chips, grated Hershey bar, and nuts. Mix well.

Roll into balls and place 2" apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10min. at 375.

I do all my baking on a Silpat. The cookies just slide off and there is no mess.
Cool on a baking rack.
Tip- If you quickly eat them off the rack as they cool, you don't have to find storage containers!



  1. I have the same mixer and THAT is a LOT of cookies! LOL! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Yummy! Have fun in the kitchen today!

  3. Great comment about eating the cookies right away! I think I'll give it a try.

    Merry Christmas to you.

  4. I just finished making chocolate chip oatmeal cookies too. My favorite. I was going to post pics like you did....but the batteries were dead in my camera. Glad you did! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. I have made these before and they are so delicious! Just loved them.

  6. I made 12 dozen of this recipe last year and sent them to soldiers on deployment. They loved them. Then I had to make 6 more dozen for some folks at home.

  7. Wow Dawn - supper is over and those cookies look inviting......along with a warm quilt and stitching. Life doesn't get much better than that!