April 15, 2008

Parking Lot Cookies

Parking Lot cookiesMy gal pal Danni passed along this recipe to me about a week and half ago. When I first read the ingredients I didn’t know how these cookies would turn out (with oatmeal and rice crispies). Plus, when I started to mix the cookies up how thick they became the more ingredients I added.

But, these are very tasty and easy to prepare….would be perfect for a football tailgate!

Thanks Danni for sharing.

1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla (it's okay to spill a little bit)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups rice crispies
1 cup pecans ( I toast the pecans before putting them in the cookie dough, brings out the taste)
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix both sugars well, removing all lumps. Add shortening, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and beaten eggs. Mix well. Mix in flour (it’s starting to get thick). Mix in pecans and chocolate chips (getting thicker). Mix in oatmeal (very thick). Mix in rice crispies (use your hands, it's too thick for a spoon). Roll up into teaspoon sized balls and smash with fork. Bake for 13 minutes or until light brown (don't overcook the cookies).

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


Jean said...

Hi Lane!! It's been forever since I've commented on your blog, but i'm still a faithful reader. :)

I tried these cookies today and have been telling myself to stay away from shoveling them in! They did seem a touch dry (lots of krispies and oatmeal left over..any suggestions?), but boy are they tasty!!

Pass the thanks on to your friend Melody. These are a keeper!

Lane said...

Hi Jean! Glad you are still a reader!

You know what I've found when it comes to baking it all depends on the climate outside and how fresh ingridents are. Sometimes I have added an extra egg or more shortening to combine everything.

Jean said...

excellent. I'll remember that for next time. 1/2 of the cookies are gone as they are a huge hit here. :)

Enjoy your Friday (hopefully it's sunny there for you!). :)