Crazy for Cookies

Sometimes a gal’s just gotta break out of the norm, and today’s one of those days for me. Spring is in the air, and I’m feeling a little wild and crazy. Crazy for cookies, that is :)

I don’t share recipes here very often, but sometimes something so yummy comes along that it would be a crime not to share it. I know my blog is all about refreshing spirits and nourishing souls, but believe me, after you’ve tried these, your spirit will be refreshed :)

Don’t let the name of these down-home wonders put you off. My mom baked some for our Easter visit, and it was love at first bite for all of us. I’ve already shared the recipe with my Facebook friends so if any of you have tried them, leave a comment and let us know what you thought. But for the rest of you, here’s the recipe to what will become your newest cookie delight :)

Dishpan Cookies

2 c. white sugar         4 c. flour
2 c. brown sugar        1 ½ c. oats
2 c. oil                          2 tsp. soda
4 eggs                           1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla               4 c. Honey Bunches of Oats (or store brand)

*Add chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, nuts, or coconut—or a combination of any of these.

**This makes big batch. Half of the recipe makes about 40 cookies. If you halve the recipe, you can keep both teaspoons soda if you’d like—a mistake has proven that the cookies are still incredibly yummy with all the soda :)

Cream sugars, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients and 4 c. Honey Bunches of Oats. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 325. Don’t over bake.

So who else is crazy for cookies today? Shout out your all-time favorite—and if you’re feeling extra-crazy, go all out and share your recipe! :)

And you know me—I’ve got to offer a little soul nourishment, too. While you’re dreaming of your newest cookie delight, take time to delight in God’s Word as well. After all, the joy it gives won’t wind up on your hips! :)

“When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.” Jeremiah 15:16

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*Flickr photo by waitscm

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  1. One word describes these cookies, “DELICIOUS”, they didn’t last long at our house.

  2. Glad you tried them and enjoyed them, Martha. They go quickly, that’s for sure! :)

  3. i’ve been on a crazy cookie binge for the past two weeks. i never, ever bake for myself, but i’ve made my third load of chocolate chip cookies in as many weeks. i just can’t get enough!!

  4. I love to bake my chunky peanut butter cookies and dump a bag of butterscotch chips in ’em….heavenly!!!

    I’ve got to try these. I’m one to bake the sweets and freeze ’em. Ya know outta sight, outta mind. It’s also easy to pull somethin’ out for Farm Boy’s lunch.

    We cheat on Sundays….we’re twisted like that! Heeehehehe!

    Thanks for the recipe sweetie!!!

    Have yourself a perfectly blessed day!!! :o)

  5. The recipe sounds yummy! I found a new twist on an old recipe recently: Raisinette oatmeal cookies. It was on the back of a bag of Raisinette–and I didn’t keep it after I baked them. My goodness, even my family members who normally don’t like oatmeal raisin cookies loved these!

    Thanks for reminding me that I wanted to search for that recipe. :-)

  6. I will be making these this week

  7. Oh these sound so delicious! Thanks for sharing because I am always on the lookout for good cookie recipes.

  8. Hello Cheryl
    Thanks for the dishpan cookies recipe.
    I’ll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
    If you don’t mind, can you submit your dishpan cookies photo in ?
    It’s a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. submit by yourself and let me know when you did, so I can share it.

  9. Jenny, thanks for visiting! Glad you’re interested in the Dishpan Cookies. The photo is not mine (it’s a creative commons Flickr photo & I’ve given credit to the photographer at the bottom of the post) so I won’t be able to submit it to the site you mentioned. Hope your kids like the cookies! :)

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