Sunday, April 19, 2009

Debbie Cookies

These cookies are a treat that the boy actually baked. They are something a family friend of his made when he was growing up and he LOVED them. So much in fact, that with all the baking I've been doing he really wanted to make these cookies. His sister sent along a list of ingredients with no directions so I helped him figure it out as he went. He was extremely pleased at how well they turned out, exactly as he remembered. I was so happy that he wanted to bake!

Debbie Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and oats. In a large bowl cream together shortening and sugar. Mix egg into sugar & shortening.
2. Add dry ingredients into wet and carefully mix. Mix in butterscotch and chocolate chips. Drop tablespoons of dough onto a prepared cookie sheet, I use cooking spray and parchment paper. Leave room between each drop, as the cookies spread when they bake.
3. Bake cookies, one sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes. Remove sheet from oven and remove cookies to a cooking rack.

I really liked these cookies, they are crispy on the edges and deliciously chewy at the center. I may try making them with whole wheat flour (but don't tell the boy!) because I think it will work well with the oats. These are so simple and something I recommend making the next time you are considering making chocolate chip cookies, as they are just as satisfying and way more special. Enjoy!

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