Thursday, February 4, 2010

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Category: Cookies
Yield: About 5 dozen cookies
Source: PaulaD
Preparation time: 15 minutes
These cookies are very addicting, in healthy way!

1/2 c butter, softened
1/2 c vegetable shortening
1 1/2 c packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t pure vanilla extract
1/2 c buttermilk
1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 t baking powder
1 t ground ginger
1 t freshly ground nutmeg
1 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground cloves
2 1/2 c quick-cooking oatmeal
1 c raisins
1 1/2 c chopped walnuts
Directions: Cream together butter, shortening, and sugar in a bowl until fluffy. Add eggs and beat until mixture is light in color. Add buttermilk & vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in oatmeal, raisins, and walnuts, blending well. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake @ 350ยบ for 12 to 15 minutes. Drizzle with Brown Butter Icing.
Brown Butter Icing:
1/2 c butter
3 c sifted powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
3 to 4 T water
In a small saucepan heat butter over medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in 3 cups sifted powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in enough water (3 to 4 tablespoons) to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle on warm cookies.
Hint: Pour icing into zip-lock bag, seal & clip off a tiny corner of the bag. Squeeze icing over cookies.

Nutritional facts (daily value): Calories 8603kcal; Protein 106g (211%); Total Fat 429g (660%)(Sat. 176g (880%)); Chol. 973mg (324%); Carb. 1135g (378%); Fiber 45g (182%); Sugars 773g; Calcium 1232mg (123%); Iron 36mg (202%)

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