Wednesday, June 03, 2009

So Corny!

They say you learn everything from your parents. In general, you usually look like your parents. You probably talk a lot like your parents. Your my case, unfortunately...from your parents! You see, my dad's sense of humor is quite, shall we say, corny! Lots of puns, which can go on for many, many minutes! And because I got this sense of humor, my jokes are often corny or not understood. For instance, though you might get this because it involves a knowledge of food: What happened when the nurse accidentally gave the little boy a borscht infusion? Wait for it, wait for it....I said wait for it! Anyway, you also tend to get eating habits from your parents. When I was growing up, we had a typical Saturday lunch...peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with fritos and salsa. Sometimes we'd have banana, sometimes carrot sticks (okay, rarely carrot stick). My dad's favorite chip is the frito. So, when I saw these cookies, I really wanted to try them. I had seen them on Oatmeal Cookie Guy's site and then, the recipe I actually used, on Anna's site. They have lots of stuff in them and you can really customize them for what you want or have on hand. Unfortunately, I don't keep any of the chips on hand, so I had to purchase them specifically for this. I used fritos and pretzel sticks. (You can see both in this picture) These were good though I think it would have been better to use regular pretzels or the potato chips. My dad liked them but said he couldn't taste the fritos much. I think it was kind of fun to be eating the cookie and then all of a sudden get the "essence" of frito. Kind of made you stop and think...and I don't think much when I'm eating a cookie...unless I'm in a meeting, like I was today. But that's beside the point, mine got a bit dry more quickly than I like...but were still a good and fun cookie. Try them out sometime. Oh, and the answer to my joke..."his heart skipped a BEET!" :-) (That came from last one of our chief residents from last year, Maggie.) Compost Cookies adapted from Oatmeal Cookie Guy

1 1/2 sticks butter

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup flour

1 cup roughly crushed pretzels

1 cup roughly crushed Fritos

1/2 cup peanut butter chips

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350º. Cream together butter and sugars. Add egg and mix until well incorporate. In a large mixing bowl, stir the dry ingredients (including baking chips) together. Slowly mix the dry ingredients in with the creamed mixture. Mix until evenly combined. Shape dough into ball or use a cookie scoop to scoop onto a pan. Place dough balls about 2 inches apart on baking stone or cookie sheet. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let stand for 2 minutes. Then place cookies on wire racks to cool.


Susan @ SGCC said...

Fritos in cookies! Sounds very interesting. I have got to try them!

Beth said...

Awww, you made me nostalgic for my childhood! My Dad also loved Fritos back in the day. I remember eating them with him. What a great memory!

Unknown said...

Susan - You should. Emily at Sugar Plum has a recipe for one that has pb in it.

Beth - So glad I could bring back memories. Those are ALWAYS fun!

Peabody said...

I can so get behind the concept of Fritos in cookies. I love potato chip cookies. I have no idea why I never thought of Fritos!

Darius T. Williams said...

Wow - so is this fritos in cooking a new phase - It seems to be on quite a few blogs now a days.

Abby said...

Compost Cookies. HA. Great name.

That's why I love cookies - they're so customizable!

Cate O'Malley said...

Interesting cookies, right? I made them a few months ago and they definitely grew on us. Great way to get rid of little bits and pieces.

B Nettles said...

I don't remember if Mama or I told you, but I eventually came around and finished off the cookies. It was a really good sweet and salty mix.

Why is there a beef and cheese sandwich in the pic?

B Nettles said...

Okay, now it see it. The "FOTOSEARCH" watermark gives the contents a different visual texture, kind of flaky like roast beef and cheese slices rather than gooey PBJ.

Unknown said...

Peabody - It's kind of fun to put different stuff into cookies.

Darius - I don't know, but you're right. I think things come in waves.

Abby - Customizable is the name of the game.

Cate - You're right...if you have bits and pieces to get rid of. I usually don't have that except in the form of vegetables and I just don't think that would work well in cookies! :-0

Daddy - HA! Beef and're funny. I'm glad you ended up liking them. What did you think of the pb cookies?

Maggie said...

Is it bad that I laughed out loud when I read the joke?? I actually knew the answer!
Please keep this up when July 1 hits...I'm so glad you'll be keeping the lounge stocked! I tried and miserably failed. I only ended up bringing stuff, like, twice! Well, the king cake...Did I ever get that recipe to you?? You can get babies at Party City.

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