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King Arthur’s Latest, Greatest, Oatmeal Cookie Plus Sweepstakes!

by on August 20, 2007 · 5 comments

After being away from the kitchen for so long, I figured I’d get back in the swing of things with a basic recipe from a reliable source. Enter King Arthur flour. Not only did they have the perfect oatmeal cookie for today, but a chance to enter a sweepstakes and win $500 worth of their products.

But back to the cookies. They are excellent — very flavorful with all the spices, sturdy and able to stand-up-to bake sale situations and soft in the middle.

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Don’t be intimidated by what appears to be a long ingredient list, because some of the ingredients give substitutions. For instance, you can use reduced apple cider, maple syrup or dark corn syrup for the syrup component.

Cookie sizes can be altered as well. KA gives the bake time for dough measured out in teaspoons, tablespoon or quarter cups. Agreeing with KA’s suggestion that the larger cookies would be good individually wrapped for bake sales, I opted for the largest size cookies.

Here’s what I did:

1) Cut the recipe in half
2) Used Sun Maid assorted Jumbo raisins instead of cherries and goldens
3) Used Karo brown sugar flavored corn syrup instead of cider
4) Used toasted walnut pieces for the nuts
5) Used half whole wheat flour, half all purpose — spooned and swept the flour
6) Scooped out dough in quarter cupfuls and baked for 16 minutes. Dough did not require chilling.

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Published on August 20, 2007

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

currigirl August 20, 2007 at 7:03 pm

Walnuts! Well, color me surprised (no pecans) :) Also, welcome back.

Anna August 20, 2007 at 7:42 pm

Currigirl — yes. I know. It’s like I’m cheating on Texas. The thing is, walnuts are cheaper and I’m starting to like them. I need to switch back to pecans.

Poutine August 21, 2007 at 4:40 pm

I still have to bake those pecan bars considering I now have about 4lbs of them. I got whole pecans on sale for 1.99 for 2 lbs and Robin shelled 8lbs of them.

Poutine August 21, 2007 at 4:43 pm

I thought you were giving us a recipe from Excaliber hotel( they have a whole gothic theme there, kings, queens, knights of the round table, etc). Btw, did you get to the Bellagio buffet?

Anna August 21, 2007 at 5:03 pm

Randi, I never made it to Excalibur OR Bellagio Buffet. Pathetic. I go to Vegas and skip the buffet ;).

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