Sunday, November 04, 2007

#4 - Best Cookie from the side of a bag

Too many years ago to count I found the perfect cookie recipe on the side of a chocolate chips bag. It was a bag of Guittard chocolate chips. I had never tried Guittard as a cookie chip so I thought why not? The recipe is truly the best alternative to a chocolate chip cookie I've ever found. Here are Sierra Nuggets:

Ingredients and directions:

Cream together until smooth,

* 1 cup of butter, softened
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

Add in,

* 1 Tablespoon of milk
* 2 teaspoons vanilla

Beat and add,

* 2 eggs

Stir in,

* 1 cup corn flakes (crumbled up)
* 3 cups oatmeal

Sift together and add in, mixing thoroughly:

* 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (King Arthur brand if you can get it)
* 1 1.4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon mace
* 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
* 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Stir in:

* 4 ounces of coconut
* 1 package of Guittard Chocolate Chips
* 1 cup walnuts (I use pecans because I like then better)

Now that you have it all mixed together, drop by rounded teaspoons onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

This will yield 8 dozen cookies. Don't worry they won't last long!