Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

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½ cup granulated sugar

½  cup packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 large organic egg

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

1 cup instant oats

½  cup raisins

½ cup walnut pieces

Cooking spray


1.     Preheat oven to 350°. Using a mixer, beat sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, salt and eggs at medium speed until light and fluffy.

2.     Add flour and oats to egg mixture; beat until blended. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Drop tablespoon size cookie dough 2 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

3.     Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Rest cookies on pan for 3 minutes. Remove cookies from pan and cool on wire racks.

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Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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