Dad's Galletas de Nuez y Canela (Dad's Cinnamon and Nut Cookies)
I bake chocolate chip cookies all the time for my family and my Dad isn't as excited for them as my brothers are. He's just not a big fan of chocolate...However, what he is a huge fan for...Are nuts! He munches on walnuts, pecans, and almonds all the time. He is a huge lover of ice cream. Lately, he'll have a cone of his favorite ice cream after dinner. He always prefers a paleta de nuez (icecream bar with nuts). Both of my parents love anything nuez. I am sure most of you can relate! Most parents love anything nuez..Or what about the butter pecan ice cream? That is one of my parent's favorite!
This recipe is an homage to my dad because I know he'll enjoy these cookies alongside his world famous coffee that he makes every morning at work.
These cookies are not too sweet and they have the right amount of chew from the nuts and oatmeal added into the recipe. As the cookies are baking in the oven, you'll get major churro vibes! They smell like the cinnamon and sugar you get from a churro.
Have it with your cup of coffee in the morning, the combination will be a delight!
Dad’s Galletas de Nuez y Canela
2 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
½ cup oatmeal
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
8 tbsp unsalted room temperature butter (1 stick)
2 large eggs
1 ½ tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
½ cup chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients. This includes: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Using a stand mixer with the attachment paddle, cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar for about 3-5 minutes. Turn off the stand mixer, and add in the eggs and continue mixing again. After it is completely mixed through, add the vanilla extract and cinnamon. Continue mixing until all the wet ingredients have mixed thoroughly.
Add half of the flour mixture until it is mixed through, then add the rest of the mixture and continue until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. The consistency of the dough will be chunky, add the chopped nuts.
Let the dough chill in the fridge for at least an hour. *the longer the better
Use a medium size cookie scoop and a baking sheet with a silicone mat or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 10-12 minutes for a gooey center cookie and browned edges.
Let the cookies rest completely and transfer to a cooling rack. Repeat with the remaining dough.
Makes about 24 medium size cookies.
You can add chocolate chips into the cookie dough.
You can sprinkle more cinnamon on top before putting them in the oven.