More sweet treats

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I’m revisiting some favorites,  Ginger Oatties and Praline Crunch.  I feel like I should try some new recipes, but sometimes the old standbys are very comforting:)

Ginger Oatties

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Ginger Oatties

2 cups of butter

1 1/2 cups white sugar

2 cups flour

5 cups rolled oats

pinch of salt

1 tsp baking soda

4 heaping teaspoons ground ginger

4 tbsp hot water

2 tbsp golden syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Stir together hot water and syrup and add to butter mixture, mixing well.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, salt, soda and ginger.  Add flour mixture to creamed butter in 3-4 additions, mixing well.  Roll dough into small balls (about 3/4″-1″), place on ungreased cookie sheets and flatten slightly.  Bake about 9 minutes, until cookies are set and just starting to brown on the edges.  Be careful not to overbake.  Allow baked cookies to cool slightly on pan before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.  Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

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Cowboy Cookies

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I have no idea why these cookies are called “Cowboy” cookies, maybe they taste their best out on the trail, or after a long hard day of wrangling cattle, but even if you’re not a range rider/cowboy, the cookies are still a delicious treat.  A hint of cinnamon adds a nice depth of flavor.    If I remember correctly, I think the original recipe called for chopped pecans, but I’ve substituted almonds.

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1 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla (extract or paste)

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 cup chocolate chips

3/4 cup sliced almonds or chopped pecans

3/4 cup shredded coconut

Cream butter and sugars till mixture is light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly, then add vanilla.   In a separate bowl stir together flour, baking powder, soda and cinnamon.  Add flour mixture to creamed mixture in two orIMG_2211a three additions.  Then stir in oats, chocolate chips, almonds and coconut.  Roll dough into 1 1/2 ” balls, place on ungreased cookie sheets and flatten.  Bake at 350 degrees F for about 9-10 minutes, being careful not to overbake.  Makes about 3 dozen.

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