Saturday, March 7, 2009
Is this turning into a cooking blog, you might ask?
Cooking and baking is a passion of mine, but it's certainly not the only one.
So here's the recipe for cookies that were called "f***ing awesome" by the highschool kids last night. I found them in Frozen Assets by Deborah Taylor-Hough.
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
4 cups flour
5 cups blended oatmeal*
3 cups chopped walnuts
24 oz chocolate chips
1 8-0z bar chocolate bar, grated (I just used more chocolate chips... who can be bothered grating a chocolate bar?)
*First measure the oatmeal, then blend into a fine powder in a food processor or blender.
Cream together butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift together and then stir in salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour. Stir in blended oats. Mix in chips, grated chocolate bar and nuts. Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees.
This makes, as you might guess, a HUGE amount of cookies. I had to mix the dough in my roasting pan, since none of my bowls were big enough. I baked 5 dozen of the cookies, and put 9 dozen little dough balls in the freezer for a later date. Seriously. 14 dozen cookies.
And they're f***ing awesome!