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Mama's Famous "Santa Baby" Cookies

Author: Roseanne Carrara, The Lunchbox Season

Ingredients

  • 1 c unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c oats
  • 2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 - 1 c toffee bits OR 4 Skor Bars, crushed
  • 1 c flaked coconut sweetened or unsweetened
  • 1 c chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350f.
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix until creamy.
  • Separately, mix flour, salt and baking soda.
  • Add these dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  • Separately, mix chocolate chips, toffee bits, oatmeal, coconut and pecans.
  • Add these mixins to the cookie batter, mixing first by machine, then, fully incorporating with spatula.
  • This dough is very stiff and bursting with mixins.
  • Drop 1-2 tbs of dough 2 inches apart on parchment or silpat-lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes.