This is what happens when I am craving something sweet: cookies with whatever I have in the cupboards. This was a hit and I was asked to write down the recipe. Okay. Here goes. The name - Mixie - that's the Enthusiastic Kitchen Elf's doing. He called them Mixies. I'll run with it.
- 1 C butter, softened
- 3/4 C organic dark brown sugar, lightly packed
- 3/4 C organic granulated sugar
- 1/2 t baking powder
- 1/4 t baking soda
- 1/4 t salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 t vanilla paste
- 1/2 t pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 C flour
- 1/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 C rolled oats
- 1 C white chocolate chips
- 1 C chopped walnuts
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars together until lightened and fluffy. Add baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat mixture until well-combined. Add eggs, vanilla paste, and vanilla extract. Beat well. Fold in flour and cocoa powder until just combined. With a wooden spoon or spatular, stir in the oats, chocolate pieces, and nuts.
Using a tablespoon scoop, drop dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, placing cookies at least 2" apart on cookie sheets.
Bake cookies in a 350 degree F oven until just set approimately 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool 2 to 3 minutes on the cookie sheet before transfering to a wire rack to cool completely.