Garbage Cookies

Friday, April 29th 2011, 2:34 pm
By: News 9


1 Cup butter, softened

1 Cup packed light brown sugar

½ Cup white sugar

2 Eggs

2 Teaspoons vanilla extract

1 ¼ Cups all-purpose flour

½ Teaspoon baking soda

1 Teaspoon salt

3 Cups quick oats

½ Cup coconut

1 Cup semisweet mini chocolate chips

½ Cup cranberry raisins (dried cranberries)

½ Cup golden raisins

½ Cup raisins


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and whisk sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, dried fruits, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.

3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.