Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Cookie Carnival: Wild Blue Energy Chews

July's Cookie Carnival gave us two choices, Wild Blue Energy Chews and  Double Espresso Cookies.  I couldn't decide on which one to make so I made both.  I've always been a bit indecisive!  The Double Espresso Cookies are awesome and you can find that recipe here.

Although The original recipe, for the Wild Blue Energy Chews, called for a package of Betty Crocker oatmeal cookie mix, I used my own recipe for oatmeal cookies.  

Wild Blue Energy Chews
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1/3 cup molasses
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1/4 chopped almonds
2 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped

Heat oven to 4degrees F.  Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and molasses thoroughly.  Sift together flour, soda and salt together, blend in to creamed mixture.  Add oatmeal and toasted wheat germ, mix until blended.  Add blueberries, chopped almonds and chopped chocolate.  Mix until blended.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet.  
Bake 8 to ten minutes or until lightly browned.
yields about 3 dozen depending on the size you make them.  

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