Saturday, September 23, 2006

Uh-Oh... Those SkinnyGrrrl* Jeans Aren't Coming Out Anytime Soon...

The Cub Scouts are having a Bake Sale today, and Schecky and I are off to help man the table in just a bit. But I did want to share this cookie with you. And to get some naming help with it...

I don't really know what to call this cookie - I guess, technically, it's an oatmeal cookie. Except, as a rule I am not a big fan of the oatmeal cookie, and I do love these. They're a little bit crunchy and a little bit chewy and totally addictive.


Packaged for the Bake Sale
Notice the attempt to name them...
Around here, we jokingly refer to them as "breakfast cookies" - in honor of the "secret" ingredient - Frosted Flakes. Also, we decided that if we call them that, it's OK to eat them first thing in the morning. (It's a lot like that old Bill Cosby "Chocolate Cake" routine...) We all three love these cookies and can not be trusted when they are in the house.


Anyway - I give you my recipe for "The Best Darn Chewy/Crunchy and Addictive Oatmeal Cookie. Ever." Please try it. And then please tell me what these should be called...




2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar (and I know I don't need to tell you that this means the dark brown kind!)
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla (although, remember that I am a well documented vanilla whore. You may want to half this...)
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
2 cups Frosted Flakes

Preheat oven to 325°

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and shortening with an electric mixer (low speed) untilmixturee is light and fluffy looking. Increase mixer speed to medium, and gradually add in the sugar and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture, incorporating well. Mix in the oats, then the corn flakes.

Drop cookie dough by tablespoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes - cookies will still look a little puffy, and only slightly golden. Cool for a minute or two on the baking sheet, then remove and allow to cool further.

Makes 3 - 4 dozen


Notes:
  • You will need an electric mixer for this - the batter is pretty stiff.
  • I use a Silpat mat instead of greasing the cookie sheet. I love the Silpat mat.
  • I also love my cookie scoop. Before I got this, I usually got around 2 dozen cookies from this recipe - now I get between 3-4 dozen, and they are much more evenly sized. Really love the cookie scoop....

*And I did want to clarify that "Fatgrrrl" and "SkinnyGrrrl" jeans are such relative terms - my so-called-SkinnyGrrrl jeans might be the same as your worst FatGrrrl pants! Just wanted that cleared up, as I did NOT want you all thinking that I'd gone all "I'm So Damn Hot" on you...

Although, if I ever wear the "IncrediblyOptimisticAndTrulyThinGrrrl" Jeans - I'll be bragging about it. For real. They are the only item of clothing that I've ever bought that I needed to lose weight before I could wear, ala Cathy (ugh - I hate that strip...) Suffice to say, I've never worn them.
Still, a girl can dream....
Just not today. Hand me a cookie, please...

8 comments:

capello said...

I miss oatmeal cookies. Thanks for making me cry.

(And I bet my skinny grrrrl jeans are much more bigger than your skinny grrrrl jeans.)

The Caretaker said...

What them things need is a bag of chocolate chips!

autum said...

Do you crumble the frosted flakes before adding them?
I can't promise I'll try the recipe, you know how I feel about cooking, but if uncontrollable urge to bake comes over me, I'll remember these.
Are any of your skinny grrrl jeans skinny leg jeans? Oh how I dread the return of skinny leg jeans.

MéLisa said...

Another Silpat mat girl!!!! That was one of the first things I registered for when we got married! L-O-V-E them! Those are some yummy looking cookies! Ugh why couldn’t I have read you post before going to the store!? This is the perfect, overcast, drizzly, fall day for baking cookies. Oh well I will have save your recipe for another time when I have frosted flakes, because I am on a sewing roll just can’t run back into town today.

PS I am glad that I am not the only one that remembers Cosby’s chocolate cake routine. “Dad is great he gave us chocolate cake!” Then she came into the room….

PPS I agree with Autum, I hate skinny leg jeans! I don’t care what the fashion people say this 5’4” body looks better in bootcut & I must be a freak of nature because they don’t make me look shorter like they say they should.

beki said...

I'm gonna try those - I love anything oatmeal.

And the cosby chocolate cake routine - my husband quotes that all the time.

Skinny leg jeans - NOOOOOOOOOO!!! Though my skinny grrl jeans are skinny leg jeans, only because the last time I wore them was 13 years ago!

laeroport said...

I got COMPLETELY distracted by your post. One mention of Bill Cosby and I'm on YouTube for 2 hours. But I will try the cookies. Any excuse to have frosted flakes in the house.

laeroport said...

I am such an idiot. I bought the frosted flakes, but forgot to print out the recipe! Duh!

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