Choco Chip-Oatmeal Cookies

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The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

1 1/2 cups oats (not instant)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup walnuts (toasted and chopped)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda1
/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tbsp. water
2 tsp. vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Line two baking sheets w/parchment paper.  Set aside.
  2. Place oats, flour, nuts, choco chips, salt, baking soda in a large mixing bowl.  Mix with wisk.
  3. Place oil, maple syrup, water and vanilla in a small mixing bowl and beat vigorously with a wire whisk until emulsified. Stir into oat-flour mixture, mixing until everything is just moistened.  Let sit for 5 minutes or so.
  4. Drop slightly rounded tablespoons of dough on the prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart.  The dough will be crumbly.  Flatten with your hand to 1/3 in. thick.  Smooth edges, gently press dough so cookies hold together.
  5. Bake one sheet at a time on the center shelf of the oven until cookies are slightly brown (about 12 minutes).  Transfer to a cooling rack.  Store in airtight containers.