Sunday, January 25, 2009

In Mourning for Cottage Living . . .

So I'm in mourning this month for Cottage Living, which has been discontinued. I have loved that magazine from the very first issue. Sadly, the November/December 2008 issue was the last one. So in honor of Cottage Living, I want to share a recipe from the very first issue with you, dear readers. It has become a staple in my kitchen, and I hope you enjoy it.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from the premiere issue of Cottage Living

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups uncooked regular oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips and/or butterscotch chips
1 cup toasted pecans, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a baking sheet and set aside. In an electric mixer bowl, beat butter and both sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the oats and stir well. Gradually add to the butter mixture, mixing until well blended. With a wooden spoon, stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.

Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Cool on pan 2 to 3 minutes before cooling on wire racks.

Yum. Can someone please help me stop eating these????


Candace said...

I make these too, theyre also good with white chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter! YUM I might need to take the kitchen aid out of the box now!

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

in the words of one carrie bradshaw....."hello lover".

these look YUM.

Meredith said...

hey i was sad to watch cottage living go as well,it was a favorite.BUT! I got to transfer my subscription to Southern Accents,not cottage living,but a pretty nice magazine in its own right.These cookies look amazinf and I will be making them fantastic and eat them and read my Aouthern Accents! Thanks for a great recipe.


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