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Facing Faults & Whole Grain Butterfinger Cookies

by Tickled Red on October 2, 2012 · 5 comments

Okay guys, hold on to your seats, grab the smelling salts and try not to faint. Yes, you are actually looking at a recipe post. Slap me happy and call my grandma Red is cooking again. I know, I know I have been a bad blogger buddy lately but you guys know me well enough by now. For some cotton pickin’ reason I go through these Ostrich phases, can’t explain it myself but I read this today and it totally fits the bill, “I just have to fight (like most people) to keep from being lazy.” Pretty apropos, don’t you think? The first step to correcting a fault is to admit it. Call it procrastination, call it writers block, call it unmotivated, call it what you will…but if it’s looked head on in the mirror it’s truly one thing, an over sized lazy bone that has too much power sometimes.

Whittling away a day into nothing has always been easy for me. A rule breaker and a daydreamer from the get go I can still recall my mom giggling over my escapades in first grade. Frustrated by my never-ending forays into a fantasy world along with my tendency to get up during class for some one on one with my bestie, the nuns advised my parents to hold me back a year. Fortunately or maybe even unfortunately, they did not. We will never know what that repeat year in first grade would have done for me. Personally I feel living too much in our personal bubbles is something we all fight daily to overcome. It is so easy to be lost in our own thoughts and retreat from the world from time to time. Which is why life is work right. Even the creative process is work sometimes whether we like it or not. That is my biggest hurdle balancing the work/fun aspects of my creative nature but I’m working on it guys. I am nothing if not fallible. So what does all of this have to do with cookies? Nothing other than I have been sitting on this recipe for weeks and it’s time to get off my derriere and share it with y’all.

Not to mention it’s a pretty easy recipe that takes the work out of having a healthy yet slightly naughty after school snack. Gotta love that right!

First start off with whole wheat flour rather than bleached.

Then add in Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Rolled Whole Grain Hot Cereal. It’s simply a pumped up version of plain oats. Think oats after weeks of P90x {Grrrrr}.

Now for the naughty because to achieve balance in life you need a little Yin with your Yang. Well that’s my opinion but taking advice from me may not be your smartest bet…but it will be fun.

Toss in some chocolate chips for good measure and over the top factor. Yeah I know, my ratio of healthy to naughty just became skewed.

Don’t be scared as you mix everything together, admittedly the batter isn’t the prettiest to behold but…

Once baked…MmmMmm.

Moist, chewy, (cough) mostly healthy and oh so Butterfingery.

Wanna bite? Wish I could give you one but between the monkeys and all of the surf groms in the Outer Banks a couple of weekends past there is not a crumb left. However if you stop by about 4 there will be another batch coming out of the oven for the boys after school snack attack.

Love you guys! Thank you so much for bearing with me ((hugs & kisses))

Shari-Tickled Red

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Whole Grain Oatmeal Butterfinger Cookies- Makes approx. 2 dozen

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Rolled Cereal

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)

1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup water

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups Butterfingers, chopped

1 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease two cookie sheets and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In another mixing bowl, with the mixer on low to medium low, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Continuing on low speed blend the water into the  creamed butter and sugar. Incorporate each egg one at a time until well combined. Pour the flour mixture to the egg/butter mixture in thirds periodically turning off the mixer and scraping down the sides if need be.

Add the cereal, Butterfingers and chocolate chips to the dough, gently folding in with a spoon.

Drop rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake approx. 10-12 minutes, the edges should be lightly golden brown when the cookies are done.

Pour a cool glass of milk and enjoy!

Shari/Red

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles October 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Oh, Shari, I love the sound of these – Butterfinger in baked goods is so yum! Wish I could stop by at 4!!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) October 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

girl, anything with butterfinger is screaming my name – these look amazing!

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Cassie October 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I love this, oatmeal cookies are my favorite, but add butterfingers and I”m a goner. LOVE this, and so glad you posted today. You always make me laugh!

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carrian October 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Those look awesome, and I love your little story! I can totally see you giggling with your little friends in school. So cute!

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Jamie October 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

This might very well be the recipe that makes me break my sworn rule of never baking with candy bars. And how I love Butterfingers! I went through a long slosh of unmotivated, bummed, lazy procrastination. Sometimes we need a big kick from the outside world to get us started again. But as they say, nothing says we have to blog every day. Go surf. And eat cookies. xo

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