Nicole's Mini Pans
Our latest Chow Bella showdown: a traditional holiday cookie exchange. From now through Christmas, we present Chow Bella's 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. Today: Nicole Smith's Mini Pans.
Biting into these little morsels will change your life and (yeah, whatever) maybe your waistline. But hey, its the mini price you pay for the nutty/chocolate chip/dried fruit flavor party that will soon take place inside your mouth.
Note: Mom was sure to include a warning in the copy of her beloved recipe, which states: "this recipe is not to be shared, left unattended, or placed in an 'unsafe environment' where the wandering eyes of others may view it-- basically, it is to be guarded with nothing less than your life."
Oops... Hi Mom!
(Get the recipe, after the jump).
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Dry ingredients to mix separately:
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
3 cups rolled oats (quick or regular)
Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and add 1-4 cups of these ingredients (depending on your palette and how dense you want the final cookie to be:
semi-sweet chocolate chips
milk chocolate chips
roasted hazelnuts (walnuts or pecans work too)
Bake at 325 to 350 degrees. For best gooey results, under-cook these little suckers (look for a bit of browning but the top of the cookie will still appear soft).