Raise your hand if you were the kid at sleepovers who was the first to wake up.
Raise your hand if you used to bring a book to read since you knew your friends would be sleeping for 5 hours longer than you.
Raise your hand if you were that kid growing up who would be wide awake at 6am at sleepovers.
Raise your hand if you just sang a few lines of Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” after reading the above statement.
Raise your hand one more time.
Repeat above steps 5x on each side for a light arm workout.
When you are done working your arms, make these cookies. I initially chose to make them because I (rightfully) concluded that if the words “super” and “yummy” were in the title of the recipe, they would in fact be super yummy cookies. Guess what? These are super yummy.
2C AP flour
1C rolled oats
1tsp baking powder
1/2tsp ground cinnamon
1/2tsp kosher salt
1C brown sugar
1C butter, room temperature
1tsp vanilla extract
12oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1C walnuts, chopped (optional)
large flake sea salt
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine sugars and butter. Beat until fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add in vanilla.
Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture.
Stir in chocolate chunks and walnuts.
Using cookie scoop or large spoon, divide into portions of about 2T. Roll/shape into a ball and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment.
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes, until edges lightly browned.
Remove from oven and sprinkle immediately with a few flakes of sea salt.
Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack.