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Feb 11, 2009 07:29 AM

Shall we make a recipe?

Obviously, people's tastes will differ, but maybe we could have a go at a collaborative recipe? We could pool all our tricks and tips to make the most awesome... whatever!

Unless someone has another suggestion, I say we start with cookies. Here's what I suggest:

Some oatmeal
Some premium organic chocolate quite a high % cocoa
Dried cranberries

Obv. oatmeal has a great taste and texture, and I think a sparing use of chocolate and cranberries would go.

Any objections? Any cookie tips?

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  1. I think a pinch of good cinnamon would fit right in there.

      1. re: Passadumkeg

        Use half rolled oats, half steel-cut. The latter add a ground-nut texture and make it crisper.

        Swap white chocolate for the regular, and brown sugar instead of refined. Maybe dried cherries instead of crannies.

        Melt the butter - then it's a one-bowl deal, no messing with a mixer to cream the butter/sugar.

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        1. This almost reminds me of my favorite trail mix, the Ocean Spray Cranberry Trail Mix. It also has coconut, cashews and honey roasted peanuts. I think adding some type of chopped nuts, and toasted coconut would be good, and I'd keep the cranberries.

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          1. re: danhole

            Nuts yes, but the coconut's a deal-breaker for me.

            1. re: BobB

              the coconut kills it for me too.

              don't forget the salt!

          2. How about some chopped toasted hazelnuts?