Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Submitted by Sheila

This recipe is from a cookbook of a famous restaurant, The Commissary, in Philadelphia from the early 1980’s.  This restaurant and chef, among others, was responsible for a restaurant and food renaissance in Phila at that time.  The restaurant no longer exists but I love these oatmeal cookies which they were famous for.


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (not instant)
12 ounces semisweet choc chips (2 cups) – [I go back and forth – sometimes I substitute raisins instead]
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350.  Cream the butter with sugars in a mixer or by hand.  Add the vanilla, milk, and eggs.  Add the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda to the creamed mixutre and beat to combine.  By hand, stir in the oats, chips (or raisins) and nuts.  Drop 1 1/2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.  Bake for 10-12 mins, then remove to cooling racks.


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