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Mixie Cookies


This is what happens when I am craving something sweet: cookies with whatever I have in the cupboards. This was a hit and I was asked to write down the recipe. Okay. Here goes. The name - Mixie - that's the Enthusiastic Kitchen Elf's doing. He called them Mixies. I'll run with it.

Ingredients
  • 1 C butter, softened
  • 3/4 C organic dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3/4 C organic granulated sugar
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla paste
  • 1/2 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 C flour
  • 1/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 C rolled oats
  • 1 C white chocolate chips
  • 1 C chopped walnuts

Procedure
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars together until lightened and fluffy. Add baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat mixture until well-combined. Add eggs, vanilla paste, and vanilla extract. Beat well. Fold in flour and cocoa powder until just combined. With a wooden spoon or spatular, stir in the oats, chocolate pieces, and nuts.

Using a tablespoon scoop, drop dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, placing cookies at least 2" apart on cookie sheets.

Bake cookies in a 350 degree F oven until just set approimately 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool 2 to 3 minutes on the cookie sheet before transfering to a wire rack to cool completely.

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