Giant Oatmeal Cookies

When I made Jenna’s chocolate chip cookies a couple of weeks ago, I realized one very important thing.

I like my cookies BIG.

I don’t particularly enjoy the fact that most cookies are the size of a silver dollar. (Whatever happened to silver dollars?)  When it comes to normal cookies, I inevitably eat five… plus some dough.

With giant cookies I can typically limit myself to one (okay two). They’re typically thicker and more moist than smaller cookies which makes this girl quite happy.

This evening I felt like baking and got to work in the kitchen after Googling a recipe for GIANT oatmeal cookies.

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How good is oatmeal cookie dough? 

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Giant Oatmeal Drop Cookies (Recipe from Cooking Light)

Ingredients:

1 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, softened
1/2 cup applesauce
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups regular oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat sugar and butter at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes). Add applesauce and egg; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, oats, soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed until well-blended. Stir in raisins, walnuts, and vanilla. Using 3 level tablespoons per cookie, drop dough 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray; flatten slightly. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.
Yield: 15 cookies

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Apparently I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t resist the dough. 

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Dead duck sighting… 😉

The recipe I followed instructed me to make each cookie using three tablespoons of cookie dough.

The result?

Some VERY big cookies and a VERY happy girl.

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Each cookie was bigger than my palm. This, my friends, is a very good thing.

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In all the cookie madness I didn’t snap a picture of my dinner. Ryan and I had ravioli, in case you were curious.

The cookies were better. 😉