So on to BEV's oatmeal cookies. She brought them to a party at my house a few years ago and they were memorable. So memorable that when I saw her the other day, she was happy to give me the recipe.
Here's my attempt:
Things didn't start out very well.
I set the microwave for 25 seconds...or so I thought.
I wasted a whole pound of butter. @$%#! Thanks to mega quantities from Costco, I had more butter in the fridge so I moved forward with the project.
Standard mixing proceedure, sugar/butter, eggs/vanilla, dry, then oatmeal/chips.
Nothing unusual, except for the delightfully scripted recipe which includes:
1 teaspoon soda (That’s baking soda not Coke)
3 cups “Old Fashion Oats” (Don’t be using any of that quick stuff)
½ cup chopped California walnuts (I’m sure there are other places in the world that grow walnuts)
1 cup raisons (leaving the raisons out or substituting would be sacrilege)
Well sacrilege, here I come, because I substituted BUTTERSCOTCH CHIPS. They are my vice of the month. And no nuts. The kids would have a fit.
Also in the recipe: "Here comes the good part – Eat while still warm."
My first pan of cookies were like pancakes, way too thin. But very edible.
So I added a smidge more flour:
Much better. This is the backside (probably a blog photography first):
One last tip from the creator: "For freezing: (But why not eat them all right now) Make rolls of dough and wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper, seal in double freezer bag. Good for 3 to 6 months."
So I did it but this log doesn't have the extra flour so they will be pancakes. Can't believe I even own freezer paper...what did I buy that for anyway?
PS coming soon: my attempt at Dianne's Oatmeal cookies...but never mind. Let's just say hers can't be duplicated either.