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Slice and Bake Oatmeal Cookies

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.

Oatmeal and Flour
I use the best ingredients I can find including King Arthur flour and Natural Oatmeal.
Chopped Pecans
Hand chopping pecans give them the best texture for cookies.
Baking supplies
I keep my Baking Supplies in small jars. They make me happy!
Fresh Eggs
My farm eggs are from my friend who delivers them every week.
Local Pecans and Apple
Megan and Alice picked apples this past weekend so our shredded apple was crisp and fresh. These pecans are from Missouri.

 

Dough on Parchment
I plop the finished Cookie Dough on parchment and wrap it up
Dough in Parchment Paper
This Cookie Dough is ready for a rest in the refrigerator
Refrigerator rest
My refrigerator ALWAYS has some cookie dough for instant cookie cravings!
Slice and Bake Oatmeal Cookie log
Slice as many cookies as you want and refrigerate the rest for later.
Tools of the Trade
Tools of the Trade

 

Slice and Bake Oatmeal Cookies
The best way to have fresh cookies all the time is to have a log of Slice and Bake Oatmeal Cookie Dough in your refrigerator!

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!

Slice and Bake Oatmeal Cookies

My Slice and Bake Oatmeal Cookies are almost like a warm bowl of Oatmeal on a Saturday Morning.....comfortable and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Mix Butter and Sugars in a mixer until blended.
  2. Add Egg, Vanilla, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon and Salt. Mix again.
  3. Stir in Flour and Oatmeal.
  4. Add Shredded Apple and Chopped Pecans
  5. 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).
  6. Slice and place on a Silpat lined Baking Sheet.
  7. Sprinkle each cookie with Cinnamon and Sugar
  8. Bake at 350* for 9-11 minutes.
  9. Cool slightly on the pan and then move to a wire rack.

Notes

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!

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A Day At The Lake With Alice

We called the Raspberries SNOZberries (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

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.!

Snozzberry
We called the Raspberries SNOZberries (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
picking raspberries
Alice picked her fair share of Snozzberries
Gettings Garden
We picked Iowa fall raspberries at Gettings Gardens in Sanborn, Iowa. It was a beautiful day.
Taco House
End of season treat at the Taco House
Yelllow Park
Alice named THIS park the Yellow Park
Scream Down Slide
Dan scared Alice as she was coming down the slide!
Crazy Hair Down Slide
I love LOVE this picture of Alice’s hair as she comes down the “twisty slide”
Rock Wall
Alice did a great job climbing the Rock Wall in her Duck boots!
Monkey Bars
Alice has ALWAYS wanted to do the Monkey Bars by herself. Soon, Alice. Soon.
Swing
She is just starting to learn how to pump her legs as she swings. For now, she loves ‘UnderDawg Pushes” from Grampa
Smores
S’mores.
Dock
It is nearing the End of the Season at Okoboji. Our boats are always the last ones to the storage unit and we keep the dock in until the very end.
Boat Ride
Sugar Bear wasn’t as thrilled with the Boat Ride as Alice.
Driving the boat
Alice drove the boat and did a great job!
Benchwarmers
Benchwarmers
Cleaning the Ladder
Dan and Matt took out the ladder and Alice helped clean off all the Green East Lake Sludge.
Puzzle
Matt got out a puzzle for Alice to solve. She was up for the challenge.
Vintage Puzzle
Matt showed her some possible solutions on the front of the box. #VintagePuzzle

Alice At The Bookstore

This post WAS going to be about Megan’s new Book…..but it changed into a fun adventure for Dan and I. Alice and I went on a hunt for Mom’s Book Fabric BloomsGoof FacePose FacePointing to book Face Pointing to Book

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?

On the bookshelfFront And CenterNear MarthaFront & Center

HiYa Martha. Better keep your eye on Megan Hunt!

my fav magsMy 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. Children's Arearuined by commercialism cat pics kid size stools monster bookThis girl LOVES books about Monsters!
We looked at some of the Buddies and she noticed that as FEW of them matched up to books. animal show grumpy cat

matching pidegeonI 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.