Friday, August 18, 2006

I see your cookies, Jill of all trades, and I raise you these.

Number of Trader Joe's Cocoa Joe Joe's I can eat in a day: 7
Number of these I can eat in a day: 300

8 T (one stick) butter at room temp
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 firm brown sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 C flour ***I use pastry flour and it makes a HUGE difference. They stay oven soft for days longer. Regular flour will be just fine, too, and you won't notice it unless you try the pastry flour and then you will smack your head and say "She was right!"***
2 rounded (really rounded, I say) t cinnamon. (you can also add 1/4 t of cocoa if you want, to make it spicier.)
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1 1/2 c oats
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/2 c chocolate chips

Preheat 325
Cream butter, sugar, egg until light and fluffy
Add vanilla
Add dry ingredients, except for oats and crans and chips. Stir until just combined, then add the rest. blend well.
Drop by roundend spoons onto your baking sheet and bake for 20-22 minutes. They will crisp up a little after they come out of the oven, so make sure that they are still soft a little.

I got this from the Hay Day Country Mkt Cookbook, but tweaked it to my liking.


Stephanie said...

About how many cookies does this recipe make? Thx.

La Yen said...

I make them with regular spoons, not the fancy cookie dough scoops, and they make about 24-30.