Today, has been a long, church filled day! A big snow flakes kind of day. The weather this time of year is quite odd. Last night, it poured HARD RAIN, from the heavens. I do believe that I’m happy about this snow! I’m trying really hard to gear up for all the yard work that spring & summer brings with it. As most of you know……I’d much rather be cleaning toilets, any day! I do enjoy mowing the lawn, however. In fact, as much as I love the sunshine, and finally getting warm…..I always feel a bit of glum creep in, as spring opens up. WHY? DON’T ASK ME? I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT MYSELF?
If anyone has the answer to this, please clue me in.
I’ve decided, that from now on, I will try to post new recipes on the “FRESH AIR” blog, so that I can comment, and ramble on about each recipe…..you know…..whether it’s a good one or a great one! On my baking blog: GET OFF YOUR BUTT & BAKE, I’m not able to do much of that, with the new, easy layout.
So…..I guess what I’m saying, is that in order to get NEW RECIPES, you need to check this “FRESH AIR” blog first. I will then post it to the Baking Blog….soon after.
I bought a fabulous new Cookbook the other day. It’s the Worldwide Ward Cookbook! It has over 440 recipes from LDS Cooks all around the globe. As I look through this huge book, I see several recipes that I will be trying very soon. I wanted to bake something easy today, and I spied this cookie. Just in case you are wondering…..they are DELICIOUS. (Chewy & Crispy good)
I also threw some toasted coconut in the recipe. Toasting the coconut, gave these cookies a wonderful flavor. Next time I make these, I think I will also add some dried cherries or golden raisins!
I believe I will be sharing many recipes from this book. The cost is a bit on the expensive side, but it a giant, beautiful hardbound book. Our own Mary Zollinger from Rexburg, has two of her recipes in this new cookbook. Maybe….many of you do as well! It’s like reading a book, because it has many wonderful personal stories of those who contributed their recipes. Mary….I will be on the hunt for yours!
adapted from Worldwide Ward Cookbook
You will need:
1 C. Shortening
1 C. packed brown sugar
1 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 C. oats
(I used Old Fashioned, but quick will also work)
1 C. nuts, chopped (optional)
1 C. chocolate chips
1/2 cup toasted Coconut (optional)
Cream the shortening, brown sugar, and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Mix into batter. Stir in oats, nuts, coconut and chocolate chips. Spoon onto cookie sheet, placing about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies.