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...
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 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 325Â°
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
- 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...