8.06.2014

9pm cookies

On Monday night while I was watching Bachelor in Paradise, Sean mentioned we were out of ice cream. That means trouble in our household, we aren't suppose to run out of ice cream. However, I blame the lack of ice cream in the house on Sean. I went to the grocery store Saturday and Sunday and both times asked him if he needed anything specific. He told me toothpaste and cheese specifically, definitely not ice cream. The lack of ice cream wasn't enough for him to get in the car to drive to the store. So he requested I make cookies at 9pm on Monday night, halfway through the episode of Bachelor in Paradise. Thank goodness for recorded TV. I looked in my pantry for cookie fixing, we had some dried cranberries, walnuts and oatmeal. There you have the cookies: oatmeal cranberry walnut cookies. It may sound fall-like and we certainly won't see fall temperatures for a few more months but this is what I had in my pantry. 

Then after I made these cookies, Sean asked if they had any chocolate chips in them? I told him no chocolate chips in the house then he mentioned I should have made peanut butter cookies. This is what happens when a mom of a 6 month old makes cookies at 9pm, I don't think very clearly. Lucky for you though I have a cookie recipe that you can make that can be considered somewhat healthy. I mean oatmeal, walnuts and dried cranberries that is practically trail mix or granola, right?
Because it was later in the day, I halved the recipe because I would have less cookie dough to eat. 

To make these cookies you need, 3/4 cup butter, room temperature, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats, 1 cup dried cranberries, 1 cup walnuts.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In your mixing bowl, cream the butter. Then add in the granulated and brown sugars and mix thoroughly. Next, add in the eggs one by one and then the vanilla extract. 

Now you start adding in the dry ingredients. First, the flour, baking soda and cinnamon and mix. 


Add in the rolled oats, then the dried cranberries and walnuts. 

Scoop the cookie dough, about 2 inches high of dough and put them on the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. 


Bake the cookies 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Once the cookies are baked, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly before removing them from the cookie. Then eat and enjoy!


21 comments:

Mree said...

They look so yummie and easy to make.

The Real Arnolds said...

I think you're an amazing wife for making cookies at 9pm! Post 9 I am pretty much useless. :) These look amazing!

xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Yes! This totally makes them like trailmix! Healthy. :)

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Ha! I love that he had you whipping up a batch of cookies at 9pm. My husband is not into sweets at all. So on the rare occasion I make cookies I wind up eating them ALL!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Haha I love that you just randomly decided to make a batch of homemade cookies that late! You are crazy girl! But I feel you on the no ice cream thing. That is NOT ok! ;)

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M said...

Delicious. Your blog makes me hungry. :p

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Late night cookies are always a good choice!

Court @ Sweet Home Alabamian said...

What a doll of a wife you are!! Kinda glad to know my husband isn't the only "demanding" one. :)

brooke lyn said...

that is totally sean's fault there was no ice cream!

MakeMeUpMia said...

YUM! I would love these. I'm a big fan of the "Cookie in a mug" recipes when my late night cravings hit haha

Jess said...

I've been making the mamas milk cookies so I don't feel guilty about eating them :)

Sarah said...

looks good to me. I have had a craving for cookies lately, but haven't mustered up the energy to do so, so good for you for doing that!

Jillian said...

phew you saved the day! these look SO good! now im craving cookies. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

You're such a good wifey! These look yum (love that fruit ;) )

Tiara Wasner said...

They sound pretty go to me!

BLovedBoston said...

They look and sounds pretty delicious!!!

Kelli @ A Deeper Joy said...

Meg, these cookies look amazing! You're awesome to just come up with these! I need to print this out :) AND...how was Bachelor in Paradise? I decided not to watch :(

Faith said...

You are the best wife! :) But yeah, I can't run out of ice cream either!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Mmm these sound delicious! I finally watched BIP... what did you think?! Next week's episode looks straight up crazy!

Emily {All You Need is Love} said...

Way to go Mama! These look yummy!

Elle Sees said...

love these! and want some now...and it's not even 8am yet!