Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Carmen's favorite cookie
Now That I'm off from school and Christmas vacation has begun it's time to bake more cookies. Yea! A few years ago my sister came for a visit. You have to know my sister is a fantastic cook. So naturally she made us some of her best cookies.
Neiman Marcus cookies.
Well, now these yummy cookies are my daughters' favorite cookie. All the kids are asking for Aunt Kathy's cookies.

Now when you make these cookies at first they seen very dry. You have to have real muscle to stir these babies up! Carmen did the honors. She is trying to get big muscles. Ha ha! I like my cookies to all look the same and if you use a scoop it really helps out. I used a medium scoop from Pampered Chef. Oh, yes and on a stone.

I bagged up several up for my friends and neighbors. The recipe make a huge batch which is a good thing. Recipe:
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla 4 large eggs
4 cups flour
5 cups blended oatmeal ( blended in a processor )
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 cups chopped nuts ( optional ) my kids don't care for nuts
16 oz chocolate chips
16 oz butterscotch chips
Cream butters and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix. Mix with dry ingredients a bit at a time. ( this is very dry ) Add chips and nut. Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 10 min. I like my cookies soft so don't let them get to brown on the tops.
I hove you all are having fun this holiday season.
Happy baking!
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Bonnie said...

Oh, I love how you packaged those cookies! They look so sweet! I read over the ingredients and I can't believe how much of everything goes in there...wow, that really is a big batch! How wonderful!! They look really, really yummy!!

Melanie said...

I'll bet you made some good friends by handing out packages of cookies!! I love packaging things up so cute like that. .just seems like it takes so much time and effort to do. .I think about it more often than I actually get it done!! Good for you!!