Monday, May 29, 2017

I Cannot Tell A Lie

What better way is there to have fun on a hot muggy day than to fire up the oven and bake a batch of cookies?  Ok, so I’m nuts, but you knew that. Remember-- I make chili all summer long. The cookies I made today are so delightfully delicious that I must share the recipe with you.  I call them  Alternative Oatmeal Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350 d f

Cream together 3/4 cup butter   1 cup brown sugar  1/2 cup white sugar

Stir in one beaten egg

Add 1/4 cup molasses (or dark brown Karo syrup)  1 teaspoon vanilla (I sometimes make that 1/2 vanilla and 1/2 rum extract)

Sift or whisk together 1 cup all purpose flour  1/2 teaspoon baking soda  1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional, but really adds to the flavors)

Add flour mixture then stir in 3 cups quick-cook oatmeal

Add white chocolate chips, dried fruit (cranberries or cherries are best I plump them by soaking them in water 5-10 minutes) and chunked white nuts like macadamia or raw almonds.  Add as much or as little as you wish.

Drop onto baking sheets, bake 12-15 min. or whatever time is best for your oven.   They will be soft and chewy. 

And very deliciously yummy, especially with rum extract!

Louise and Duane

1 comment:

where's weaver said...

Oh yummy. But they must have 200 calories per cookie.