Saturday, April 14, 2012

Chocolate Chews


The oatmeal and pecans provide fibre and the marshmallows and hint of almond add interest to these yummy cookies.
Keep them handy in the freezer for lunches.

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1 1/4 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Method:
  1. Melt chocolate chips, marshmallows and water over low heat until melted, stirring constantly. Set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, beat together shortening, sugar, brown sugar and egg.
  3. Add extracts, chocolate/marshmallow mixture and mix well.
  4. Add dry ingredients, oatmeal, pecans and chocolate chips and mix again.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 350ยบ for 10- 12 minutes or until cookies are set.
  7. Remove from pans to a wire rack or brown paper.
  8. Store in tightly covered container.

6 comments:

  1. I always like to offer cookies in the lunch box. I like this recipe and will give it a try for the next week. I don't have mini chocolate chips, but somehow I think the regular ones will be just fine. Who doesn't like chocolate?

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  2. Now if these cookies just magically appear in our cookie jar?
    Ester

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  3. thanks for the recipe, just what I needed, a new yummy treat to make for my in-laws, due at the house in a few hours. Added more flour to the second half to make a little more fluffy, not as flat, but both were very yummy!

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  4. Irresistible chewy cookies, our all-time favorite! Gotta try this recipe, yum!

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  5. Think raisins would taste ok in these? My dad would love these but he likes raisins in cookies.

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  6. Becky - I'm sure they'd be great. The mark of a good cook is being sensitive to the preferences of those you cook for. And that is often the beginning of a new recipe!

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