Happy Mother’s Day!!! What a special day, indeed! I am sure the day is going to be filled with homemade breakfasts, handmade gifts, flowers, and all sorts of fun to celebrate all the mothers out there!! Of course, Sunday Supper is in on the fun, and I am bringing some Toasted Almond Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies to the table!
I have to admit – this year feels a little like limbo to me. With our adoption currently in progress, I am not technically a mother…but hopefully by this time next year I will be! Of course, nothing is certain but Justin and I are keeping a positive mindset about the timing. I know a lot of women who are pregnant during Mother’s Day will celebrate as a “mother-to-be,” but as with a lot of things in the adoption process, I’m not sure what the thing to do is! It’s possible (hopefully not, but hey – let’s be realistic) that at this time next year I could be in the same shoes. Ah, well – what can you do? One thing I DO know is that I am a “furmom” of two amazing pups, so there’s that at least!
Anyway – on to Mother’s Day goodies! My mom and I are truly alike in so many ways, from our taste in decor to our taste in food and sweets. I would say we are both on the “simpler” side when it comes to treats. Give me an amazing, classic cookie any day over some fancy complicated dessert! That is precisely why I whipped up a big batch of these toasted almond chocolate chip cookies for this celebration.
Sweetness from the chocolate chips in the cookie: check. Slightly salty and crunchy almonds: check. Oatmeal for extra texture: check. Homemade goodness: check. Trying to get your husband to stop eating all of the cookies before you can take pictures of them: check.
Come on now, people: salty and sweet? The perfect combination. Adding the toasted almonds to the cookies is a step that takes an additional 5 minutes or so in your prep time, but is totally worth it for the final result. Super delicious!
- 1 cup almonds (plain or lightly salted)
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup oats
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Turn a dry skillet to medium heat. Add the almonds. Stir occasionally, toasting for 3-4 minutes, until almonds are fragrant. Remove from the pan and chop roughly on a cutting board. Set aside.
- Heat the same skillet over low heat and add the butter - melt. Add the butter in a large bowl with sugar, salt, and vanilla. Combine, and then beat in the eggs.
- Carefully sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and oats. Stir to combine. Add the chocolate chips and the toasted almonds: gently stir to combine in the dough.
- Roll the cookies in large tablespoon sized balls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve, and enjoy!
If you’re looking for some of my other favorite sweet treats, how about….
Now, just because I’m bringing something sweet to the table doesn’t mean that there isn’t a huge array of Mother’s Day goodness inspiration out there! Check out all the awesome Sunday Supper recipes!
Sunday Supper Mother’s Day Food Ideas
- Hot Fudge Ice Cream Cake by Pies and Plots
- Toasted Almond Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by Helpful Homemade
- Triple Chocolate Strawberry Cake Truffles by The Freshman Cook
- White Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- White Chocolate-Filled Snickerdoodles by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Double Pork Stuffed Pork Roast by Food Lust People Love
- Italian Stuffed Caprese Chicken by My World Simplified
- Japanese Chicken Curry by What Smells So Good?
- Lightened-Up Shrimp Scampi by My Savory Spoon
Sides and Salads
- Mom’s Easy Clam Dip by Cricket’s Confections
- Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad by And She Cooks
- Swedish Creamy Potato Casserole (Jansson’s Frestelse) by Sunday Supper Movement
- Berry Chantilly Trifle by The Crumby Cupcake
- Blackberry Cobbler with Brown Sugar Pecan Biscuits by Soulfully Made
- Lemon Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries by Our Good Life
- Lemon Cooler by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Mom’s Southwest Georgia Pound Cake by Family Around The Table
- Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp by Caroline’s Cooking
- Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote by Wholistic Woman
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