I pretty much took the summer off from baking and am looking forward to getting back to it - especially since apparently NOT baking made absolutely no difference in my weight. I seriously thought that once I stopped, I'd drop a few pounds. No such luck. Lesson learned? Might as well bake!
Maple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
Today's cookie recipe comes to us from my favorite source for cookies - Martha Stewart. I love thumbing through the two special issue cookie supplements she published - they are full of tempting recipes. I tried a recipe from her 2000 cookie magazine - a recipe that I have been wanting to try for quite some time.
This recipe is unusual in that it does not contain eggs. It's a delicious combination of oats, maple, walnuts, butter, syrup and brown sugar. The cookies bake up a bit flat, but they are soft and chewy. I did not make giant cookies as the recipe calls for, but I decided to keep the baking temperature the same - 300º. Oddly enough, the cookies still seemed to brown too fast along the edges while not quite setting in the middle. I might have to lower my baking temperature next time a bit more next time. Still, after cooling completely, they had a pleasing texture - just a tad softer than I'd like. The maple flavor shines through and is nicely complemented by the savory crunch from the walnuts.
Hopefully I'll be around later this week to start catching up on sharing what's been going on in our kitchen.............
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