Sunday, September 21, 2008

Clear the Cupboard Cookies

This is a Southern Living recipe. It is a deliciously soft and crunchy cookie. It called for optional pecans, but I used almonds instead. It contains an interesting array of ingredients, so many that you really do feel like you have cleared your cupboard. But what yummy results!

Clear the Cupboard Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup coconut
1 cup Rice Krispies
1 cup uncooked regular regular oats
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pecans or almonds, toasted

1. Beat shortening at medium speed until fluffy. Add sugars and eggs, beating until blended.
2. Combine flour and next four ingredients. Gradually add to sugar mixture, beating until blended. Stir in coconut, cereal, oatmeal, vanilla, and nuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased or parchment covered cookie sheets.
3. Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 4 dozen

Beat shortening until fluffy:

Combine remaining ingredients:

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased or parchment covered cookie sheet:

Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on wire racks.

So go and clear your cupboards and bake some exceptional cookies!

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