3.10.2009

Chock Full Of Crunchies

You'll definitely be hearing a snap, crackle, and pop when you bite into these cookies! The amazing combination of coconut, oatmeal, rice cereal, and pecans brings a nice crunchy texture to this cookie, as well as a nice blend of all the tastes to create a uniquely yummy treat. I honestly couldn't stop myself from having just 2 of these Chock Full Of Crunchies from Great Cookies: Secrets To Sensational Sweets by Carole Walter. I lost count :( Everyone kind of lost track too! They also get a nice light golden color, while staying chewy and crunchy at the same time. These also adapt really well to size variations: they can be made to be small, or huge. Everyone from the young to the not-so-young will enjoy these, as was the case on Monday when I brought them in to work.

I first mixed together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

I then creamed the butter.

I added the brown sugar...

...granulated sugar...

...eggs and vanilla...

..and the flour mixture.

The batter was nice and creamy!

I folded in the oatmeal...

...coconut...

...rice cereal...

...and the pecans.

I used a medium cookie scoop for the cookies.

Yum!!! Here they are fresh out of the oven.

I love that light golden color!!


Chock Full Of Crunchies
*makes about 5 dozen 2 1/2-inch cookies*

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned in and leveled
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly firm
3/4 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup finely chopped sweetened, flaked coconut
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans

Directions:
1) Position the shelves in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Heat the oven to 375F. Moderately butter the cookie sheets.
2) Strain together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
3) Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter on medium-low speed until smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar, then the granulated sugar, and mix until well blended, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla and mix for 1 minute longer. Reduce the mixer speed to low, then add the dry ingredients in three additions, mixing just until blended. Using a large rubber spatula, fold in the oatmeal, coconut, rice cereal, and pecans.
4) Drop walnut-size mounds from the tip of a tablespoon onto the cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart. Scrape down the sides of the bowl frequently to maintain an even combination of dough to textured ingredients. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, rotating the pans top to bottom and front to back toward the end of baking time. Bake until the edges begin to turn a golden brown. Do not overbake.
5) Remove the cookies from the oven and let stand for 2 minutes. Using a think metal spatula, carefully loosen and transfer to cooling racks.



Recipe from Great Cookies: Secrets To Sensational Sweets by Carole Walter

5 comments:

  1. I am not a huge cookie lover, but this cookie looks yummy, I think it may be the first cookie recipe I will try in years! Thanks heaps! mmm I love pecans!

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  2. This recipe looks awesome. I love your blog. Keep up the baking. Thanks!

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  3. These cookies are beautiful. They look like they really held their shape well too while baking. So yummy!

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  4. Mmm they baked up so perfectly! I want one!! :D

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  5. apparentlyjessy: You really really really must try it! It won't disappoint you =)

    Anonymous: Thank to you for stopping by!

    Sandy Smith: Thanks! They were definitely yummy!

    How To Eat A Cupcake: Go for it!! =)

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