Sunday, November 15, 2009

Patty Cake Cookies...

After being inspired by my new cookbook I thought I would try my hand at posting a recipe. I have taken pictures during preparing several different dishes but never felt comfortable posting. I enjoy baking and cooking. And think I'm pretty good at it...and I am not one to toot my own horn. I happened upon a blog called The Pioneer Woman a few years ago and instantly fell in love with the stories, pictures and recipes. After sharing it with my Mom she apparently became hooked too. She surprised me with a copy of Ree's cookbook. Downhome recipes, normal ingredients and amazing pictues. Thank you Mom!!! After reading (yes reading) her cookbook it gave me the confidence to post a favorite of here goes....

2 c brown sugar
2 c granulated sugar
1 lb (4 sticks) butter/margarine
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
4 c flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
12 oz chocolate chips
1/2 c chopped pecans
2 c minute oatmeal
2 c crushed corn flakes

Cream the sugars and butter. Add vanilla and eggs. Blend flour with soda and baking powder, then add to sugar mixture. Finally add chips, pecans, oatmeal and corn flakes. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto baking sheet. Bake at 350F about 12 minutes.

These are large, yummy cookies. I am not one to follow a recipe to the letter. Therefore do not be afraid to substitute different flavored chips, nuts or cereal. I have used regular oatmeal if I was out of minute oatmeal. I think some people are afraid of cooking/baking because if they don't have the exact item in the exact quantity specified they fear the recipe will fail. While this may happen sometimes...other times that's how other great food is born. So get in the kitchen, make something yummy and have fun!!

1 comment:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

YUMMMMMMM ... It's so nice to see you are enjoying your new cookbook! These look & sounds wonderful. Are there any left?? Bad part about me making cookies .. Pappy & I have to eat them ALL ... not good for the waistline! Guess I could freeze some of them ... naaaa they never taste the same afer they are frozen!