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Saturday, November 13, 2010

SMART COOKIEs

 Time for dessert! This is my mothers all-time favorite cookie. They're Oatmeal Toffee Cookies. They've got everything but the kitchen sink! Oats, chocolate chunks, dried cherries,and toffee. The toffee gives a buttery delicious crispy bottom to it. The cherries add a bit of tartness. The semi-sweet chocolate chunks are rich. The oats give it a nice texture.

It all begins with softened butter
 
creaming the butter and sugar

measuring the toffee bits


"That's some chunky cookie dough," said mom 


space them out equally--these cookies flatten and spread out quite a bit


ready to bake


Cooling Down
 

The critic likes it
 


I must concentrate
 Here's the recipe:
Martha Stewart's Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light-brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup toffee pieces, (5 1/2 ounces)

1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour and baking soda, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl once or twice during mixing. Add egg, and mix on high speed to combine. Add vanilla extract; mix to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

2.Add the sifted flour a bit at a time on a low speed until well combined. Add oatmeal, cherries, chocolate, and toffee pieces; mix to combine.

3.Scoop 2Tbsp rounds of dough onto lined cookie sheet (we use non-stick Silpat, which is awesome for baking), and bake until golden brown, 8 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven, and transfer to a baking rack to cool.
                                                              
Makes about 2 dozen 3-inch cookies        TOOLS WE USED:

1 comment:

  1. My favorite candy.....Heath Bars!! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I will try it! Tessa

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