2020 has been a very challenging year, but it has really highlighted how much I really need to take a step back and cherish the time I have to create more memories with my family.
I’m totally not a huge baker, but this time has really shaken that up! I have been baking and it’s been so much fun! All of the extra time I have had at home has provided amazing opportunities to create memories with my family. I have really had to slow down and focus on what’s important.
When combining lemon juice and baking soda, it creates a chemical reaction that will add a puff to the cookies and make them softer and chewier as they cool. The cookies will not taste like lemon at all.
You cannot substitute baking powder for baking soda. You can omit the lemon juice, but the cookies will not be as soft and chewy.
1 1/2cupssemi-sweet chocolate chips. I used monkfruit sweetened semi-sweet.
Optional sea salt for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar in a mixing bowl using a stand or hand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
Add egg, vanilla, and lemon juice. Use the mixer and blend on low for 30 seconds. And then blend on medium for a couple of minutes or until light and fluffy, scraping down bowl.
With mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, blending for about 45 seconds. Don’t overmix.
Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat. Scoop the cookie dough into balls (about 2 tablespoon and place them on the cookie sheet about 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart. Use wet hands and flatten the top of the cookies. The batter is really sticky. Wet hands work well while handling it.
Bake for 13-17 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the sheet. If you handle them too soon they will not firm up and will crumble.
Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool for an additional 10 minutes.