20 March 2005

bakin cookies!

yay!!! they're in the oven right now... about 8 mins left on the first batch. i make my cookies huge... these will prolly be about 4" in diameter.

*lol* i burned my thumb getting them out of the oven. that'll teach me to have an appropriate pot holder instead of a damp towel.

anyhoo, here's the recipe:

3/4 c butter-flavored crisco
1/4 c firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 c half and half
1 -1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
3 c quick oats (not instant or old fashioned)
1 c craisins
1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds (optional)
parchment paper or silpat

heat oven to 375. cut parchment paper to fit your cookie sheet.

combine crisco, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer. beat at medium speed until well blended.combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. mix into creamed mixture at low speed until just blended. stir in oats, craisins and nuts with spoon.

drop 1/3 c of dough 3 inches apart onto baking sheet.bake 15-16 minutes, or until lightly browned. cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. remove to cooling rack.

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