Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Oats 'n Shit

Gluten free recipe, Peter suggested I should promote to BJ's as new pizookie flavor called "Oats and Shit." When I first started making these, I didn't follow the instructions exactly and did not food process the oats (due to my lack of machinery). So when they started baking, they looked really mushy like they would not solidify into a cookie texture. However, after baking for the directed time, and letting them rest on the baking sheet, they molded into cookies, with nice crispy edges that had a carmelized taste. I'd like to brag and say that rumor has it, Anthony said they were the best fucking cookies he has ever had.

Salted Cashew Crunch Cookies
from Bake or Break
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, ground for 30 seconds in a food processor (I did not food process, because I did not have equipment)
  • 2 cups salted cashew pieces or coarsely chopped cashews
  • Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
    In a medium bowl, beat butter, sugar, salt, baking powder, vanilla, and egg. Add oats and mix. Then, mix in cashews.
    Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased or lined baking sheets. Sprinkle each cookie with salt. Flatten cookies to about 3/8-inch thick.
    Bake 12-14 minutes, or until light golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking pans.

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