I need another cookie, you?
Preferably a GIANT one. One that will put to use the many odd bags of nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, oats, and coconut flakes cluttering the cupboards. One that might just feed the neighborhood or sustain the cubs for hours on a summer camping trip.
This is one of the many delicious recipes you will find on the 6th season of Martha Bakes on PBS, which is airing now — dying to make these apple fritters!
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Source: Martha Bakes on PBS
I let one pan of shaped cookies chill in the fridge before baking—these spread less, which I liked.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup packed light-brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup coconut chips
- 1 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 1 cup pecans, toasted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Place butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Mix in vanilla.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. With mixer on low, gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well combined. Add oats, coconut, apricots, dark chocolate, cherries, and pecans; mix on low until just combined.
- Arrange ¾ cup balls of dough on prepared cookie sheets, about 3 inches apart. Use the palm of your hand to flatten into 4-inch rounds. Bake until golden brown, rotating cookie sheets halfway through, about 16 minutes, possibly a little longer—edges should be starting to brown. Let cookies cool on pan 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.