Sunday, July 3, 2011

Union Station Cookies

So there's a story with these cookies but I know I won't remember the details correctly. Something about a lady buying a cookie at a store and liked it so much that she asked the baker if they gave out the recipe.  The baker replied that they didn't just give it out, but they sold it. The lady asked how much and the baker told her (this is the part I don't remember exactly) something like three fifty.  She thought $3.50 was an excellent price and told him to add it to her bill. When she went to sign the credit card receipt it said $350.  She took another bite of the cookie and signed her name.  Her thinking was that if she paid $350 for the recipe, every person in America needed to have it. 

Whether the story is true, the recipe is pretty amazing. Make it yourself and see.

Cream together butter, white and brown sugar.

In a seperate bowl, beat together eggs and vanilla.  Add to the butter mixture

Powder the oats in a blender

Mix together the oats, flour, salt, baking powder and soda

Pour the dry mix into the wet. You'll have to do this in parts because it will get messy. *yes, those are gold fish in the background.  All Jesalyn's.  Mommy never eats them....never. On with the recipe*

Warning: This mixture gets really thick as you continue adding the ingredients.  

Now comes the crazy and fun part. Watch closely!

Melt chocolate bars (yes plural. You'll need two of the biggins!) on the stove.  Careful not to burn the chocolate.  

Pour melted chocolate into the butter/flour mixture. Mix as good as you can.

You would think that was sweet and chocolatey enough.  Just wait!!!

Now, add the chocolate chips.   I know! It's pure awesomeness!
At this point, the mix really becomes too thick to stir with a spoon.

Take off those rings, put on your big girl panties and get down and dirty!
This is by far the easiest way to mix this all in.  Plus, who doesn't like to get your hands in your food. It's like being 5 all over again.

At this point, you would add the nuts if you want.  I added them (pecans, because I didn't have any walnuts in the cabinet) but my hands were too messy to get a picture.  

After mixed, put in the oven and cook off.  You can use and ice cream scooper to put them on the baking sheet.  I just rolled them in my hands.  

My secret to making them chewy and not crunchy is taking them out before they are completely done.  It's true that they continue to bake after out of the oven. If you wait for them to be all brown, they will be burnt.  

It looks so innocent doesn't it.  Looks can be deceiving.

Jesalyn, of course loved them!  She is her momma's girl after all =)

This recipe makes like 5 dozen cookies so be ready to feed the neighborhood.  If you don't want to bake them all you can freeze some.  After mixing the dough, form a log onto some tin foil, wrap and throw in your freezer.  You'll have a fresh, homemade cookie come any rainy day.

The recipe:
 Cream: 1cup butter, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar.
In a seperate bowl, beat together 2 eggs and 1tsp of vanilla.  Add to sugar mixture.
Mix together:2cups flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, & 2 1/2 cup oats (powdered in a blender.)   Add to creamed & sugar mixture
Add 12 oz bag of chocolate chips and 14oz melted chocolate bars.  
Add 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet @ 375 degree for 8 min.

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