Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chewy Gooey Oatmeal Cookies

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What do you get or do for someone who has everything and needs nothing? Send them a little love in a box. So this morning I woke up extra early to bake up these cookies for my mother in law who has a birthday coming up. When she last visited she asked me for an oatmeal cookie recipe so I decided to make these up for her along with the recipe and send them to her.

These cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. It looks like there are a lot of ingredients in the recipe. But when you break it down into groups (wet, dry, magic) you probably already have most of the ingredients in your panty. I did…

CHEWY GOOEY OATMEAL COOKIES (makes 3 dozen cookies)

WET INGREDIENTS:
½ pound butter, softened (2 sticks)
1 cup golden brown sugar, packed
½ cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
DRY INGREDIENTS:
2 cups flour
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
COOKIE MAGIC:
2 ½ cups old fashioned oatmeal, not quick cooking
¾ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup walnuts, chopped
½ cup bakers angel flake sweetened coconut

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. I always bake them one up from the middle rack so the bottoms don’t get too brown.

Cream the butter and sugars together until they are fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs one at a time and blend well.

Add the flour and mix well.

Sir the Cookie Magic into the dough and mix well.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Scoop (I use a small ice cream scooper) or drop them on to the cookie sheet with a spoon (about 1 ½ Tbsp of dough per cookie). 12 cookies will fit on a cookie sheet. Bake them for 15 minutes. Remove them from the oven and carefully slide the cookies with the parchment paper on to the counter to cool. (This process allows the cookies to get chewy in the middle while the outside stays crispy)


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