Monday, December 28, 2009

John's "Man" Cookies


Step back chocolate chip! Sugar cookie -- tremble in fear! Brownies? You're going down!  John's "Man" Cookies are in the house! :-)

John loves oatmeal raisin cookies, but doesn't see them very often around our house, 'cause Katie and I aren't big fans. Well, one day he had enough. He took over the kitchen and made some big beefy oatmeal fellas -- not only with raisins, but chocolate chips *and* pecans too! These are rugged, chunky...and delicious!

John's Man Cookies

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1  1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375°. Mix all ingredients except oats, flour, and raisins. Stir in oats, flour and raisins. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until light brown, about 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Scrooge

I have no excuses for not doing any posts in December other than I tried unsuccessfully to pause time for a day so I can play catch up and do the things that I want to get done. I do have some recipes that I want to post after Christmas is done, including Mom's chocolate truffle balls, but I just have to get through the next few days. To make up for the Scrooge-like attitude with no posts, I will be doing a give away. Stay tuned for the prizes!
I did want to take this opportunity to say Merry Christmas and through all the hustle and bustle of the season, I hope you can still feel the Christmas Spirit!
Love to you all!