Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with a TWIST

I had an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie delivery to make to the wonderful and sweet Al, who owns our local ClearBra Franchise. If you get a new car or even a used car, I highly recommend getting the Clear Bra application, it will save your paint! If you are anywhere near Oregon, come see Al!

Anyway, back to the cookie! I decided to keep it simple and use the recipe from the Quaker Oats lid, they are called Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I made one regular batch and one WITH one A little extra that you can taste only if you know it is there! Cuz you know I am sneaky like that!

My tasting crew indicated that the little "extra" made these cookies over the top, and I swear to DOG they are one of the top two best cookie I have ever eaten!

Here we go! This is the recipe for the cookies with the EXTRA secret ingredients! Donna was the inspiration for the EXTRA!

1/2 pound (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup raisins
2 tsp Instant Chocolate Drink Mix
1 cup of Whoppers chopped

Heat oven to 350°F.

In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.

Add oats, whoppers and raisins; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack.

Cool completely, store tightly covered.


Christina Kim said...

whoppers!?!? yum!!

Tam Hess said...

Those look awesome! Thanks for sharing...I may have to make some for our camping trip. Tommy just noticed Bella on your blog and said, "Hey! How did she get on there?" xoxo

Denise said...

Cheryl, these look so yummy. Donna can be a inspiring, in so many

Katherine Aucoin said...

I definitely have to try these! After reading the ingredients, I am absolutely sure they are incredible and low fat ;-)

Anonymous said...

ooh~ LOVE the twist!
And clearbra? Lol, that name is a bit...sketchy ;-p

Pearl said...

they must've been a hit!

Pam said...

Mmm. I love that you added whoppers - I am sure they made these cookies extra tasty.

Paula said...

I love that you're sneaky! :-) My hubby would love these as he loves malt flavored anything. I think oatmeal cookies are my favorite, so it's only right that I give these cookies a try. YUM!

Donna-FFW said...

Nice additions Cheryl. Bet they added so much flavor. Thank you for the shout out. Sneaky rules.

Debbie said...

Cheryl, they look so good. Please send me some!

Juliana said...

Wow, these cookies look so yummie...interesting that you added instant chocolate drink mix...I'll definitely try this version.

MaryBeth said...

These were awesome....

Mila said...

What a great blog...glad I bumped into it...Come check mine out sometime!

NuKiwi said...

Hey big is this many cookies do it make girl? Looking for something I can make to split with the neighbour helping watch Ash over the school holidays.

Thanks...have a great weekend!

Kevin said...

Whoppers sound good in oatmeal raisin cookies!

Jan said...

These cookies look totaly scrummy, I like the addition of the whoppers, good idea.

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