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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Wednesday Dish!!!

Okay kiddos - here's the deal.  Starting this Wednesday, we will be exposing you to a new and exciting recipe!  Sometimes it will be something sweet, sometimes something easy, but we promise that you will love it.  We won't throw random recipes at you - we promise to have tried them!

So to kick off The Wednesday Dish - Cookies!  I even attempted to take pictures of my baking process.  (Bear in mind, this is my first baking tutorial with pictures, and I have a new camera - so be nice!)

This cookie recipe has a little something for everyone.  Nut lovers, milk chocolate lovers, and semi sweet chocolate lovers!  I stole this from my mother in law!! XD

First - heat your oven to 375.  Let it get nice and warm while you bake.  Cream the butter and sugar together - 2 cups butter, 2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups white sugar.  Add 4 eggs. 2 tsp vanilla and mix.  I used my hand mixer - and proceeded to put the mixture in another bowl and hand mix, because this is a lot of dough!!
Then measure 5 cups of oatmeal, and grind it in your blender.  Yes, that's right, your blender.  You will still have a little oatmeal chunks, but it should look more like flour.
Mix your blended oatmeal with 4 cups flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt and 2 tsp baking powder.  Then mix it with your wet ingredients.
Next step : get your hands dirty!  Take 2 4oz chocolate bars (or one 8oz, but I couldn't find one) and grated it -

Here is a picture of my chocolate shavings!
Then you add your chocolate, along with 24oz chocolate chips, and 3 cups of nuts - I used walnut - and mix mix mix!

I use a cookie scoop so I get more uniform cookies :

and yes, I use silicone pads also - no sticky cookies here!
Bake your cookies for 10 minutes - and TADA - you have yummy deliciousness for your tummy!
This recipe makes 112 cookies, yes, it's a lot - but I was giving cookies out to people.  It's the holiday season, you tend to hand out more baked goods.  You can easily half this recipe, or put your dough in the fridge, and just bake up a tray as you crave chocolate!

So kiddos - there is my first attempt at a tutorial!  Also, here is my first attempt at a recipe card!  I couldn't find a template, so I made it all on my lonesome! Any comments and suggestions - or links to good places for templates - are appreciated!
Have a great Wed!

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