Oatmeal, Chocolate and Almond Cookies

This recipe is taken from the 1997 Milk Calendar. A scrumptious cookie that’s great for lunch of after school treats.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 12 min
Yields 40 cookies
oatmeal chocolate and almond cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (750 mL) quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) butter softened
  • 2 cups (500 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Chipits semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Chipits Skor toffee bits or Chipits Reese peanut butter chips or Chipits butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup (250 mL) coarsely chopped unblanched almonds toasted
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) flaked coconut- optional

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).

Set aside 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) of the rolled oats. Soak remaining oats in milk for 5 min.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Add oat mixture, the reserved oats and remaining ingredients. Stir until well blended.

Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto buttered cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 min or until golden brown. Allow to cool on a rack for a few minutes before removing cookies.

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