Chef Sherri - Guest Cooking Yumminess into Our Lives - Oatmeal Pecan Cookies!


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I'm very excited to have my friend, and fellow blogging sister guest cooking for us today. And, she's combining two of my favorite flavors--oatmeal & pecans and making them into COOKIES. I love cookies. Can't wait to dip a couple of these babies in my cuppa--how about you?



Let me share a little about Sherri first. She'll be here regularly, so pull out your recipe cards and keep a few blank ones handy. Sherri has a wonderfully yummy blog at: Everything In Moderation. Let me just tell you, she tempts you on that phrase--if you go to her blog, you'll see what I mean. There are great recipes, and many of them will be making a place in my recipe box and onto our dinner table. Visit Sherri's Blogger profile to learn more about this neat lady.


Without further adieu, here's Sherri:




I call them GFIP Oatmeal pecan Cookies- and here's the story.



This is a recipe of my mothers that we have been baking for years, and I'm telling you- if you don't bake another cookie this fall, THIS is the cookie that you need to bake!


Why?


Well, every time we take them anywhere, we come back with an empty plate and people start hounding us for the recipe. I'm serious. They are an addicting cookie. Because they are not too sweet, and they are crunchy and light (as in airy-NOT non-fat), it keeps you going back for more, and more and more!


Do you need to ask someone's forgiveness?
Bake them a batch of these cookies. I guarantee they will accept your apology after they eat one.



Is your child on the teacher's bad list at school? Send him/her a batch of these babies and your child is sure to become the teacher's pet!


Is your boss on your case too much? Hand them a cookie or two-I think you'll smell a promotion.

Did you wreck the car and afraid to tell your hubby?
Hand him a plate of these and he'll be taking you shopping for a new one!



Not that I have ever lowered myself to manipulating people with a plate of cookies in any of these instances, but I know others who have. Ahem.


They are that good.


I have never made them without eating 5 right off the bat. At least five. And really, cookies are not my weakness.


Not convinced yet?


How's this.....the recipe starts with a CAKE MIX! It is a simple secret recipe that I am willing to share. You can thank me later.


If you want to gain friends and influence people...BAKE THESE COOKIES!


Mom's Famous GFAIP (Gain Friends and Influence People) Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

YOU WILL NEED:







1 (18.25 oz. box yellow cake mix (you can use an off brand and it is still delicious)
2 cups quick oats,uncooked
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 lg. eggs
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla




Combine first three ingredients in lg. bowl.





Combine oil and eggs;add to dry ingredients, stirring well. Stir in pecans and vanilla.





Drop dough by rounded teaspoonful 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet (I used a melon baller for more uniform cookies).





Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until light brown. Cool on wire rack. Yeild 5 dozen cookies.







*Because they are a crunchy cookie, they are GREAT dipped in milk (note: My milk was skim- I was trying to save a bit of fat!) They are also great dipped in your coffee.


Now, here's the challenge:


EVERYBODY loves homemade cookies. And usually, we can't (or don't need to) eat all the cookies that we bake anyway, so why not purposefully bake some extras to giveaway to someone you know who could use a smile?


Maybe it's a elderly neighbor who seems a bit lonely- maybe it's your local firefighters or policemen who could use a thank- you plate. Leave a plate in your breakroom at work for your co-workers to enjoy. Maybe a teen needs some lovin' from the oven to cheer them up. There may be a child you know who would enjoy some homemade cookies. Look around. Someone may be forever touched by your small gesture.


I'm planning on trying to do this weekly.




Thank you, Sherri! Wasn't Sherri great? How about that recipe?!!! WOW!


Is there someone, especially during this coming holiday season
who you could take a plate of fresh baked cookies to and warm a heart?
Who do you have in mind?
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6 comments:

Tina Dee Books said...

I think we'll bake these cookies for (ourselves, of course) and two of our local firehouses, and a friend who lost their only child a few years ago (anniversary of that sad day is this coming weekend).

We may also try keeping some dough in the freezer. Sherri, do you know if it keeps for a few weeks frozen? Would love to get a few doughs prepped so come Christmas cookie-tin-filling-time, all I have to do is defrost and pop them into the oven. Yeah, we'll see if they ever make it to the cookie tins! LOL!

April said...

The receipe sounds great. I do a lot of baking for Christmas & intend to try this one. Thanks
tarenn98[at]yahoo[dot]com

April said...

Great post. This receipe sounds great. I bake a lot at Christmas to give away, and keep. Thanks
tarenn98[at]yahoo[dot]com

Ginny H. said...

Thank you, Sherri. I plan to give copies of your recipe to family & friends. And I love Tina's idea about the firehouses.

BTW...lol. My family refers to me as "Cookie Monster."

Tina Dee Books said...

I just hope you know, Sherri, I can't get these cookies out of my mind!

I have to go get pecans tonight--I need one, or two, or three [dozen] of these cookies with a tall, ice-cold glass of milk--or a cuppa coffee, either way ya go-- LOL.

Tina Dee Books said...

Notice I've gone from baking these for others to making dozens for myself? Now...where to hide them, where to hide them...