From time to time, this is where I'll share a favorite recipe (I'm post-challenged, so bear with me). For archived recipes and current happenings in my world of writing and reading, visit my blog, The Kitchen Novelist.
rec-i-pe n. pl. -pes. 1. the root of all cooking. 2. written or verbal or visual instructions for preparing gustatory delights.
~ Tamara Leigh's Dictionary, 1st Edition
3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups old-fashioned oats (not instant)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup dried cranberries (Craisins) + 1/4 cup
1/2 cup golden raisins (or dark) + 1/4 cup
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut flakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter cookie sheets.
1) beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until fluffy
2) add eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla and beat until combined
3) add baking powder, baking soda, and salt
4) gradually add oats, flour, 1 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup raisins, and coconut
5) drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets, 2 inches apart
6) take the additional 1/4 cup of cranberries and 1/4 cup of raisins and scatter several of each on top of dough
7) bake 10-12 minutes until cookies are golden brown and still soft
8) let cool 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling
9) Enjoy! And, believe me, you will.
Note: When I cook, I mess up as few bowls and utensils as possible (yes, lazy me), and so I've nixed the traditional method of mixing the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. It works for this recipe--and tastes just as good to me :)