Saturday, January 23, 2010

Evil Goodness Cookies for @eggiepuff :)

My friend, Rebecca, loves to cook with her crockpot. She'll cook anything in it, including cakes, which come out quite yummy and moist. She also cooks other kinds of desserts that she likes to call "Wholesome Goodness" because, well, they started off as brownies, but they were just too healthy to be called brownies. She puts all kinds of things in them like bran, fruits, yogurt, and, well, you get the idea. I think of them as poseur brownies.

Anyway, I was just baking a bunch of cookies, and was thinking about Rebecca because her birthday is coming up soon, so she will be the recipient of some of this batch. Unlike Rebecca, I don't make poseur dessert items. In fact I go out of my way to make them even worse (and hopefully yummier) for you than recipes call for (hence the name "Evil Goodness"). The following recipe is adapted from the "Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies" recipe found on the back of the Quaker Oats box. No offense to the raisin industry, but raisins have no buisness being in cookies. Or any other kind of fruit.

Evil Goodness

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
cocoa powder (I dunno how much, enough so the batter looks dark and yummy!)
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups oats
a whole bunch of chocolate chips

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugars until creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • Add combined flour, baking soda, cocoa, salt; mix well.
  • Taste batter to make sure you put enough cocoa in! (Ok, fine, if you are worried about salmonella poisoning, don't taste the batter.)
  • Stir in oats.
  • Stir in chocolate chips. Once you think you have enough chocolate chips in the batter, add some more.
  • Put blobs of batter on a cookie sheet. Make the blobs as big as you want. I like to make little blobs, because then that means more cookies, but you might like bigger blobs.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes; remove from oven and cool cookies on a wire cooling rack.
Never mind what the nutritional information is for these cookies. If you're that worried about it, don't make them!

@eggiepuff asked me for the recipe, so I'm adding it to posterous (and thereby re-posting to my old blog).

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