I used my “natural cobwebs” as my decoration this year for Halloween! It was a nice, but chilly evening. We had about 200 kids come to our door….lots of Teenage Mutant Turtles and Elsas…….only ONE scary butterfly 😉
Granddaughter Alice is an oatmeal lover….just like me! She likes to help me on a Saturday morning make a pot of oatmeal while we talk about what we are going to do that day. I always ask her what she wants to add to her bowl and the answer is always the same…pecans, apples and cranberries. My Slice and Bake Oatmeal Cookies are almost like a warm bowl of Oatmeal on a Saturday Morning…..comfortable and delicious.
She was my inspiration for these cookies I baked for the Dixie Crystals Pre-Conference Baking Contest.
I’ll be attending the Mixed food blogger conference soon and I can’t wait!
There is a prize available but I’m after the Lifetime of Bragging Rights if I win!
As in ALL cooking, Ingredients are the most important thing. I try and find the Best ingredients I can for all my cooking and baking. I like King Arthur Flour and Dixie Crystals Sugar and local eggs and apples picked from the tree and local nuts.
These cookies are usually crisp, but the addition of apples makes them soft and chewy. I would not hesitate to use them as a breakfast on the go or a hi-protein afternoon snack with the addition of more nuts. It is just SMART to have Slice and Bake cookie dough in your refrigerator and it is easy to do.
If you are a blogger, you might want to consider attending the Mixed Conference November 7-9, 2014. I’m SO looking forward to it!
My Slice and Bake Oatmeal Cookies are almost like a warm bowl of Oatmeal on a Saturday Morning.....comfortable and delicious.
- 1 stick Butter
- 3/4 Cup Dixie Crystals Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Dixie Crystals White Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 t. Baking Soda
- 1/2 t. Baking Powder
- 1 t. Salt
- 1 t. Vanilla
- 1 t. Cinnamon
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Apple
- 2 Cups Oatmeal
- Cinnamon and Sugar for sprinkling on top of cookie
- Mix Butter and Sugars in a mixer until blended.
- Add Egg, Vanilla, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon and Salt. Mix again.
- Stir in Flour and Oatmeal.
- Add Shredded Apple and Chopped Pecans
- Transfer Cookie Dough to a large sheet of parchment paper, making a log shape, and securely wrap up and put in the refrigerator until firm (probably 12 hours).
- Slice and place on a Silpat lined Baking Sheet.
- Sprinkle each cookie with Cinnamon and Sugar
- Bake at 350* for 9-11 minutes.
- Cool slightly on the pan and then move to a wire rack.
Feel free to add and subtract flavorings as you want. We also like this cookie with 1/2 cup of raisins or dried fruit. Almonds or walnuts are also delicious in this cookie.
If the cookie dough seems too sticky, add a little more flour or oatmeal. Humidity, the brand of flour, and the juiciness of the apple all affect the dough.
A log of this dough with some directions make a great gift!
We made a September weekend trip to the Lake and had a WHOLE day free because the Husker Game didn’t start until 9:30 p.m.!
Of course, I wasn’t very happy about the placement of her splendiferous book, so I moved it up a little! See who is looking over her shoulder?
HiYa Martha. Better keep your eye on Megan Hunt!
My favorite magazines…American Bungalow, Where Women Cook and Where Women Create! Megan has been in Where Women Create. MY goal is to be in Where Women Cook.
We then went over the “The Room” as Alice called the Children’s Section. This girl LOVES books about Monsters!
We looked at some of the Buddies and she noticed that as FEW of them matched up to books.
I didn’t realize what she was doing here when she took a Pidgeon and walked away….but she was matching it to a book about the Pidgeon. Smart Girl, that Alice!
I must get on a Gramma Podium and rant a moment bout the Commercialism in there. It was so unnecessary for the Lego movie poster to even BE in that area of the Beautiful, Gentle artwork on that “stage” area. Let kids get on stage, read a few books, and IMAGINE!!! Megan’s book is available at Barnes & Noble, and on Amazon.