Sunday, June 7, 2009

It's a good day for baking

When I was a kid and we had to play indoors on a rainy day, my mom used to say, "Well, it's a good day for baking," Then we'd get busy in the kitchen making cookies, or we'd stir up a buttermilk chocolate cake from scratch. The warm oven and activity would soon warm up the kitchen and tempt us with lovely smells. Plus, the payoff was great!

Today is a cold, rainy day and by golly, if it didn't put me in the mood to bake some cookies! I'm a big fan of crunchy cookies--I always say, "Crunch is everything!"

Here, dear friends, is a fabulous Crunchy Cookies recipe to die for:

1 c soft butter........1 c sugar........1 c brown sugar, packed
1 c vegetable oil.....1 t soda..........1 egg (that's correct)
1 t cr of tartar........1/2 t salt............1 t vanilla
3 c flour..................1 c Rice Krispies...1 c quick oatmeal
1 c choc chips.........1 c coconut.........chopped nuts
Combine butter, sugars and oil. Beat in the egg and add soda, salt, cream of tartar and vanilla.Beat well, then add flour and beat again. Stir in oatmeal, rice cereal, chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. Dough will be very stiff. Drop by rounded spoonfuls 2" apart on cookie sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes at 350 until brown. Large recipe--makes plenty cookies to share.


Joanna Jenkins said...

You had me at Rice Krispies! The recipe sounds great! I'll give it a try on our next rainy day. This is my first visit to you blog. nice to meet you. I'll be back again soon.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Honey, are your TRYING to make me plumper? Because I am going to make those cookies and very likely eat THEM ALL!!!

Hope some sunshine comes your way tomorrow...but maybe not, if the gloom means more great recipes from you!!!

Ms Sparrow said...

After I made the cookies, I got the desired warmed up kitchen and pile of crunchy cookies. However, I decided that I will reduce the flour to three cups in the future. The dough is just a little too dry to stick together, although I believe that's what makes them so delightfully crunchy.

Bevie said...

I remember making bread. That was great. Nothing like fresh-baked bread with butter melting through it. Haven't made bread in forty years or more.