Wednesday, June 13, 2007

What's cooking Wednesday

I didn't think that frozen hamburgers on the grill were in the true spirit of What's cooking Wednesday but luckily Emily and I made cookies today. Great cookies. Heavenly cookies. And I'm not joking here: they are not that bad for you.

Stop laughing. I'm not kidding.

I got this recipe last week from Tamara. She and Emily made it together the day we left Kitchener. They're addictive but with a cup of bran in there, at least you'll be all regular like.

Pacific Pride Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup hazelnuts chopped (I used walnuts)
2 cups flour (I used one cup whole wheat, one cup white)
1 cup butter (okay, the recipe says margarine but I am diametrically opposed to margarine in all its forms)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup bran, corn or wheat flakes
1 cup coconut
1 generous cup of chocolate chips

1. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and toast them lightly in a 350 F oven. Set them aside to cool.
2. Preheat oven to 300 F.
3. Sift flour and set aside. (Yeah, I didn't sift anything.)
4. In a very large bowl, cream the butter, sugars and eggs. Add the vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the flour and mix well.
5. Stir in the oats, bran flakes, coconut, nuts and chocolate chips. Mix well. (I did the whole thing in my mixer.)
6. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets and bake for 12 minutes.

Makes 7 dozen. It really does make a lot. See? Not quite 7 dozen though. Enjoy guilt free!


Pinks & Blues Girls said...

Ok... they look and sound delicious! You have given me a Thursday afternoon activity with the boys! Thank you!
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues Girls

sognatrice said...

These look great, and I'm completely with you on the margarine thing.

Shan said...

They look so good!