Overloaded Oatmeal Cookies

Just thought I would mix it up a little today and share my recipe for some incredibly delicious oatmeal cookies. The best part is you don’t feel guilty eating them for breakfast!

Obligatory Student Ministry Tie In: Bake a batch of these suckers and have a plate of them warm and waiting for the teens after school. Make sure you get some milk to go with them. You’ll be an instant hero.

 

Ingredients

1 cup crisco
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp butter
1 cup + 1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups oatmeal
2 cups mini chocolate chips
2 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups Craisins
1 cup raw almond slivers
2 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, and the cup of almond slivers. Cook for 5-8 minutes (stirring constantly) or until golden brown. Set aside.
  3. Cream Crisco, remaining butter and sugars together until fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until combined.
  5. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Mix in oatmeal, chocolate chips, raisins, Craisins and almonds until combined.
  7. Spoon out dough onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 11-13 minutes until light brown. (Cookies will still be gooey when done.)

Share Them

  • With your friends: It makes a bunch of cookies so plan to give some away!
  • With me: If you bake them, snap a picture and post it below or tweet it to me.

Michael Marchand

Michael is a Catholic evangelist, author and speaker.

After spending 11 years as a parish youth minister, Michael left parish ministry to work full-time with ProjectYM (a ministry he cofounded a few years earlier).

Michael's resume also includes preaching gigs at events and conferences around the world, a Catholic theology degree, authoring a book on Catholic evangelization, years of training and consulting with parish/diocesan leaders on technology and social media, countless online projects, and the founding of 2 ProjectYM mission bases: one in Uganda and one in Chattanooga, TN.

Michael is blessed to be part of an amazing missionary family. Michael, his beautiful wife (Crystal) and four kids serve the local Church in Chattanooga, TN.


Michael Marchand


Michael is a Catholic evangelist, author and speaker.

After spending 11 years as a parish youth minister, Michael left parish ministry to work full-time with ProjectYM (a ministry he cofounded a few years earlier).

Michael's resume also includes preaching gigs at events and conferences around the world, a Catholic theology degree, authoring a book on Catholic evangelization, years of training and consulting with parish/diocesan leaders on technology and social media, countless online projects, and the founding of 2 ProjectYM mission bases: one in Uganda and one in Chattanooga, TN.

Michael is blessed to be part of an amazing missionary family. Michael, his beautiful wife (Crystal) and four kids serve the local Church in Chattanooga, TN.



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