Recipe by mersaydees
From Sunset's Cookies, cookbook. My DH thinks these are the greatest! I admit that they do make great gifts. From the intro: "Oversized cookies, often best-sellers at fund-raising events, are easy to make at home. [These...] reach a diameter of about 7 inches -- enough cookie to last all day! For variety, you can use butterscotch-flavored chips instead of chocolate."
Top Review by diner524
Fantastic cookies!!! I didn't make the big cookies, as it was just for us at home. I made 9 cookies without the pecans (for DS) and then about 2 dozen with the works. Loved all the different textures and flavors from the oats, nuts and different flavored chips. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄3 cups rolled oats
- 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate or 1 (12 ounce) package butterscotch chips
- 1 1⁄2 cups nuts, chopped
- granulated sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl of an electric mixer, until creamy; beat in eggs and vanilla.
- In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.
- Add oats, chocolate chips, and nuts; mix well.
- Shape each cookie by spooning dough into a 1/2-cup measure, level off, and turn out onto a greased baking sheet. Space cookies a minimum of 6 inches apart and 2 1/2 from edge of baking sheet.
- Lightly grease the bottom of a pie pan, dip in granulated sugar, and use to flatten each cookie into a 5 1/2-inch circle. To even each cookie's thickness, press it lightly with your finger, if necessary.
- Bake in a 350 degree farenheit oven for about 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Place on baking sheets and allow to cool for 5 minutes; transfer to racks to cool completely.
- Store in airtight container.