Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Successful Oatmeal Cookies

I finally found a recipe that made oatmeal cookies the way I like them - somewhat puffy and crunchy, not flat and overly-crisp. But I'm loath to admit where I found the recipe....

They're Guy Fieri's "Craisy Oatmeal Cookies."

I'm no fan of Mr Ferry and his attention-hog persona. He reminds me of the much-despised spouse of a friend of mine; while there's no physical resemblance, they have the same "look at me!" quality that I find obnoxious. good thing I can say about Ferry is that his recipes tend to involve real ingredients, not Big Macs or boxed macaroni and cheese like some other Food Network "talent."

I was actually looking for recipes to ridicule when I found this one on the Food Network site. And seeing that it called for 2 cups of flour and 2 cups of oatmeal to only 1 1/4 cups of sugar, I thought it could be a winner. It also has a few unusual ingredients - dried cranberries, coconut, and rosemary. That's right - rosemary.

I made one batch plain, one with rosemary and cranberries, and one with all of the mix-ins. And damn - they're pretty good! The rosemary is very subtle, and Mr Minx thought the combination of herb and dried fruit was a bit like stuffing. But sweet. And good. And definitely worth making again.

Ok - berate me now.