Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Holiday Cookies

Hi Guys.

You didn't think I would leave you for the holidays without giving you one of my favorite recipes well did you? Well this is truly a favorite cookie recipe for myself (and not just because I use oatmeal) but it's also a favorite for my family as well. If you follow the recipe to the letter they will come out perfect every time.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 c.coconut oil (not the cheap stuff)
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. oatmeal
1-3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips
1/2 c. pecans
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer.
  • Add eggs and vanilla. Beat to combine.
  • Grind oatmeal to a powder in processor. Combine with flour, salt, baking powder and soda. dd dry
  • ingredients to creamed mixture and beat slowly, just to mix. Stir in chocolate chips
  • and pecans. Batter will be stiff, and using ice cream scoop, shape into balls about the size of golf balls.
  • Drop on sheet 2" apart.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes.
  • Let cool 1 to 2 minutes
Note: the cookies will be a bit lighter in color then the traditional chocolate chip cookies so don't over bake.

*****Okay now for all you people who would like one of "MY" favorite recipes, well you can't have it! No just joking.

My Cookies


About 2 cups of cashews
1/3 cup of coconut flakes
4-5 non dry dates (soft)
About 7 pecan halves
  • Mix all of these ingredients in a food processor until items are still a bit chunky and not quite a puree
  • Taste it to determine if a dash a cinnamon or more or less of an item should be added
What makes this recipe so unique is you have to continue to taste your ingredients until you have reached your desired taste. The down side is these cookies require that you use a food dehydrator, but I suppose you could very quickly bake these cookies to dry them out a little bit.

Good Luck :-)

1 comment:

DP said...

Ummm, coookies!