Looking to change up the classic chocolate chip cookie? This recipe is a bit heartier with oatmeal and delicious granola to add a little extra oomph and it's sure to be a hit when Santa shows up!
There a days when I stare at the computer, and nothing comes out. The days when I have nothing witty of funny to add to the overwhelming tsunami of cat videos and celebrity news. Days when the monotony of the drama is overwhelming and the news is so heartbreaking so often that you can't help but shield yourself from it. There are days when the internet, for all of it's soul sucking magical abilities, just sucks. Days when I want to go years without checking into my coffee shop or declaring my latest meal via instagram. When waiting to eat dinner for a photo is downright ridiculous. There are days when I am guilty of everything in this video.
(no lie, how stupid is all of that.)
And days when I head out to dinner with friends. The kind of friends that talk you into riding a bike in 10 degrees. The kind of friends that cheer you on when you are running a race or encourage you to grab the camera and take photographs around the world. The kind of friend that order nachos and crabby fries before dinner orders have been taken.
We laugh, voices exchanging stories over brews and bites. We make unexpected plans for the following weekend. We make time for one another. Hours of good company and true real life friends pass. And not once do I look at my phone. Not a cocktail is captured fro instagram, not a nibble wasted for facebook. It's an undocumented perfect gathering.
It's the kind of admission I need after a whirlwind year of crazy experiences. One that stretched me thin at home and fortified my desire to become a better photographer. It was the perfect moment to ground me. To keep my roots planted in reality and not chasing a 'like,' a number, a fictitious carrot that will eternally be out of reach. It's the kind of reminder that shows me all I have is right in front of me all of the time.
- 2 ⅔ cups flour
- 1 teas salt
- 1 teas baking soda
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teas vanilla
- 1 ½ cups dark chocolate pieces
- 1 cup chocolate granola with nuts, Or any variety that you dig
- ½ cup rolled oats
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
- Whisk the flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl.
- In the bowl of your mixer, cream the butter and sugars until smooth. Scrape down the sides and mix in the eggs. Scrape down the sides, add the vanilla and mix for 30 seconds longer.
- Mix in the flour in three batches. Add in the chocolate pieces, granola, and oats and mix to combine.
- Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto the lined cookie sheets about 2 inches apart from one another.
- Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, until light golden.
- Allow to cool on sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
BHG Special Interest Magazine Comfort Food