I am counting the days until school is out for summer and we are down to eight! I love having the kids home in the summer. My older boys have football camp for a week and other than our regular cow work and haying we are planning to do lots of fishing. I even ordered a new fishing pole and I am ready to catch some fish. However, I am a fair weather fisherman and the weather is calling for snow again! I reckon fishing will wait a week or two.
I am sure that you have noticed that I bake a lot of cookies. Cookies are quick, easy and great to grab on the go, a perfect snack or dessert and I admit sometimes my breakfast. My husband said these were the perfect cookies, that they have everything a cookie should have. I took the compliment with a smile. I really liked these cookies, they stayed soft in the middle with a little crunch around the edges and the sweet white chocolate chips with the salty cashews really hit the spot.
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Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate & Cashews
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1 /2 cups white chocolate chips
- ¾ cup chopped cashews
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Add butter to mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer until butter is creamed. Add sugar and continue beating, next add eggs and vanilla until combined. Add oats, flour, baking soda and salt beating until combined. Fold in white chocolate chips and cashews.
Scoop or spoon onto a greased or lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned around the edges. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet and remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.