Early in the school year, I love to make cookies for the teachers, the bus driver, the principal, the secretary and all the folks that help get the school year off to a smooth start.
I’ve come up with a clever and inexpensive gift bag to put the cookies in…
- Start with a simple brown lunch bag.
- Put the cookies in a ziploc bag before putting them in the brown lunch bag.
- Fold over the top.
- Punch 2 holes through the top.
- Insert a red plaid ribbon.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 t. baking powder
- 2 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 2 sticks butter (room temperature)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
- 2 eggs
- 2 t. vanilla
- 1, 12oz. bag semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cups coconut
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- 1 1/2 cups raisins
- Heat oven to 350^
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt in a bowl.
- In another bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth & creamy, about 1 minute. Gradually beat in sugars; beat to combine, about 2 minutes.
- Add eggs & vanilla, beat well.
- Stir in flour mixture until just combined.
- Stir in all remaining ingredients.
- For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto ungreased cookie sheet, spacing 3 inches apart.
- Bake at 350^ for 17 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
- Yield 2 dozen giant, yummy cookies!
Toffee Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1 cup craisins
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup bits-o-brickle toffee pieces
- Mix flour and baking soda together, set aside.
- Mix butter and sugars together until smooth.
- Add vanilla and egg.
- Add flour mixture.
- Fold in oats, craisins, chocolate chips & toffee pieces.
- Roll into balls and place 2″ apart on a nonstick cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350^ for 8 – 10 minutes or until light brown.
- Yield: 5 dozen
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Don’t underestimate the power of a homemade cookie!