Friday, April 20, 2012

Our Favorite One Bowl Super Cookies

Mixed in just the right order, these cookies don't need separate bowls for dry and wet ingredients.

Preheat oven to 325.

In a large bowl stir until thoroughly combined:
  • 1 1/3 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup oats. Quick cooking is fine, but we like hearty old fashioned. Steel cut would NOT work. Definitely not instant.
Toss in the flour mixture until coated:
  •  3/4 C M&Ms
  •  3/4 C chocolate chips. Equally delicious with either semi-sweet or milk chocolate. I've even mixed!
Stir in:
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C regular sugar
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 C shopped nuts (we like pecans.)
 Then stir in:
  •  1 egg
  • 1/2 C butter. (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Mix until completely cohesive. Portion into cookies using a small cookie scoop, or a couple of tablespoons.

Bake until just golden around the edges. Let cool on the pan for 3 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cook. If you use a cookie scoop this recipe will make about 2 and a half dozen cookies.