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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Hey guys!  Here is a recipe that I adapted about 10 years ago from a Mrs. Fields oatmeal cookie recipe.  This cookie actually became a staple when I worked as a corporate chef.  I always made them with big creamy milk chocolate chips and they were about 3 times the size of the ones pictured here.  They were a novelty where I worked for sure!  They are slightly crisp on the outside and oh so chewy on the inside!  
Well, there was a BYU game on and I decided to whip up these cookies after a several year hiatus.  Instead of milk chocolate chips, I loaded them with butterscotch morsels, shredded coconut and dried cranberries.  They were a hit with my little fam and the neighbors as well!  But if you are a purist, by all means, make them with chocolate chips!;)  

Here's your line up:
Cream together:
1 cup butter crisco
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
Add and mix in:
2 extra large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add and mix in:
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Add and mix in:
2 cups whole rolled oats(I just use Quaker Old fashioned)
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 of a 12 oz bag butterscotch morsels
Add and mix in:
2 cups flour

Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet.  Slightly flatten balls like image below.  Then into a preheated 350 degree oven for 11-12 minutes.  They should only be slightly golden around the edges.

Images by Kara(sorry about the harsh lighting. They were made after dark:)     


Briana said...

I remember these well. :) so glad you posted them!

Audrey Crisp said...

Those look so good!!

kjirsten said...

Oh Kar . . . you made these up at the Sundance cabin when we were visiting like 8 years ago!!! You let Liam help you, and he loved it! This recipe is the ALL TIME family favorite around here - not even kidding! (always a hit with our friends and neighbors as well! - And I love telling everyone that it's my cousin's recipe) We just do plain oatmeal when we do them, nothing added - . . . they are that good!! I'll bet they are super yummy all loaded up too! How fun that you've pulled this recipe out of your "archives"! . . . Memories :)

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

I'm excited for these - I've been wanting a cookie recipe where they're a little crispy on the outside while still being soft and chewy inside.

Kar said...

Thanks guys!:). Kjirst, I remember making these cookies with Liam so well! Didn't he want to be a chef at one point? So glad they are a family favorite! I even have pictures of him and I making the cookies at the cabin!