Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Caleb's Monster Cookies

These cookies are jam packed with "stuff" but no M&Ms or raisins. I like raisins but not this time, I had a hankerin' for coconut, chocolate and toffee. Caleb was here to play taste tester for this batch, he ate a giant cookie last night and another this morning, they passed the "picky eater test".
I know my photo is a bit blurry, this boy moves constantly!
Basic cookie recipe:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour or white spelt flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
Mix ins:
1 1/4 cups coconut
2 cups dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup toffee bits
1 cup pecans, broken
Or, gasp, food dyed M&Ms, ick, or whatever sounds good to you...maybe 1/2 cup white chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and oats. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and both sugars.

  Add the eggs and vanilla.

Beat well.
Add the dry ingredients just until combined.
After the flour mixture is added then stir in the "add ins" of your choice.

Drop by rounded teaspoon onto parchment lined or greased cookie sheets.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden.
Cool on rack.
Made about 3 dozen large cookies.

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