So, last weekend we went to a family reunion with the "favorite cousins". We traveled to the small town where my mother grew up, where I used to visit my cousins and dig for taters and slam the screen door. There is something wonderful about walking into a room full of family members that you've known your entire life. There is something soothing about the smell of the same recipes you eat year after year - dumplins, Myrtle's homemade yeast rolls, coconut cake, Sock-It-To-Me cake, fried chicken, the list goes on and on. This year was no different. The food was fantastic as always. I always bring some kind of dessert. This year I brought two. One of them is an old favorite, one of them is a new favorite. Today, I'll share the new favorite - Buffalo Chip Cookies.
When I was trying to decide which dessert to bring, Hubby suggested Buffalo Chip Cookies from his family cookbook. He insisted that we had made them before and I, of course, argued that I had NO IDEA what he was talking about and that I had never had them. He found the recipe, which verified to me that I had NEVER had these cookies and that he must be thinking of some other girl who had tried these cookies before. It wasn't me. BUT, he insisted that they were AWESOME and I had to make them. So, reluctantly, I agreed. You ready for the recipe?
Buffalo Chip Cookies
2 cups melted butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Mix well and then add:
2 cups oatmeal (I used quick oats)
2 cups Post Toasties (I used Corn Flakes)
1 large pkg. chocolate chips (24 oz)
1 cups pecans, chopped
1 cup coconut
Using an ice cream scoop, put 6 cookies on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees on lightly greased sheet for 12 to 15 minutes.
Okay, thanks to my Hubby for talking me into making these cookies. They are my new favorite. YUM! In fact, they have Corn Flakes in them so, I'm thinking they make for a healthy breakfast. Right? Okay, so maybe I'm justifying just a little bit, but they are soooo gooood! YUM! Thanks to Hubby's cousin Sandra for the recipe!!!
Now, doesn't that look like a healthy breakfast to you? No? Well, I tried. By the way, in case you didn't get it by the "ice cream scoop", these cookies are HUGE! I have one more cookie left in my tupperware container so I better go eat it before someone else realizes it's there. Wink!