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????


MrsSouthernBelle 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!

Hayley 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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