4.11.2011

C-C-C-Cookies!

I was gifted the remaining 10 eggs from a dozen, and have been trying to clean out my pantry. What better way to use up dried fruit, chocolate chips and coconut than oatmeal cookies? 

They're definitely not the most incredible cookies I've ever had (I think peanut butter surprises might take that title) but they're really quick and easy, not too terrible for you, and use up all sorts of pantry items.

I'd also like to try these with peanut butter in addition to/instead of butter and filled with banana chunks, peanuts, and almonds. Yum!

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"Disposal" Cookies
makes 4 dozen small cookies
adapted from Quaker Oats

Equipment
fork
bowl
butter melting device

Ingredients
0.5c butter (1 stick, 110g)
0.75c brown sugar (165g)
0.5c white sugar (100g)

2 eggs
1t vanilla

1.5c AP flour (185g)
1t baking soda (6g)
0.5t salt

2c quick oats (196g)
1c Bob's Red Mill 5-grain hot cereal [or rolled oats] (120g)
0.75c mini chocolate chips (110g)
0.5c unsweetened shredded coconut (40g)
0.75c dried cranberries, chopped (120g)

Directions
1. Melt the butter. Mix thoroughly with the sugars.
2. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix together with the fork until it's a light golden brown.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt, fluffing it with a whisk or a clean fork.
4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until it just comes together.
5. Add the oats, hot cereal, chips, coconut and cranberries mixing until combined. The dough will just barely hold all the add-ins.
6. Divide into tablespoonfuls on parchment lined or greased baking trays. Bake for 12 minutes at 350°F, or until golden brown.
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What's your favorite kind of oatmeal cookie? Do you prefer oatmeal raisin cookies or oatmeal chocolate chip? Let me know what you think and leave a comment or email me at piquantprose [at] gmail [dot] com. 


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