Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Cookies

Adon recived a bag of cookies from Grandma Wiebe the other day (he had requested them for his birthday but the power was out that day) and they sure were looking good. Since he didn't offer to share them and I managed to convince myself that putting him to bed and sneaking a few really wouldn't fall into the whole "teaching my kids to be Godly people by my example" category, I decided to make some of my own. I wanted them to be crunchy and soft with chocolate chips and raisins. I used the ingredients search on allrecipes.com(I think I just thought of something for WFMW) for oats, chocolate chips and raisins and came up with "Bobbies Oatmeal Cookies" I made a few alterations. I didn't have any white flour so I used fresh ground oat flour and soft white wheat flour. I also added some nutritional yeast (I add it to everything that I can), some mesquite (it's a natural sweetener, that isn't that sweet and has a lot of lysine in it, which is a cold sore killing amino acid) and substituted coconut for one cup of the oatmeal.



The finished result in my cookie jar from Joni

These cookies are very very good and I will deffinately make them again. Here is the recipe from allrecipes.com



INGREDIENTS

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans




DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the oats, chocolate chips, raisins, and pecans, one ingredient at a time. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.


Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.



Please please please let them cool before transfering them as they are very soft when they first come out. And let them cool all the way before you eat them or they will just fall apart... or you can skip all of that stuff and just eat the dough.

3 comments:

joni said...

correction ... you mean Dalens cookie jar .. right ((smile))

cookies look like they turned out nicely ...

ps ? what does wfmw stand for?

Sirena said...

Joni- Yes they are very good cookies. I'm glad that I added the coconut to them. and wfmw is "works for me wednesday".

starla said...

i'm going to make these, i had one and they are so good!