don't hate me because i'm beautiful
who are we kidding here? these cookies are loaded with personality, and we all know what that means. ugly. coyote ugly. so ugly you gotta chew your arm off to get away the next morning. looks like chocolate but it ain't. probably looks the same going in as coming out.
these "paul bunyan" cookies are pilfered from the martha stewart website. i think this is a reader donated recipe, god knows martha couldn't birth anything so ugly, i mean, with so much personality.
but they are good. this little spice cookie is loaded with cinnamon, molasses, ginger, oats, raisins, chocolate chips and walnuts, how could they go wrong? i made a few tiny alterations using only 1 tablespoon of batter instead of a giant ice cream scoop's worth and i flattened the dough out a little before baking. if you don't flatten them out they get all humpy, which i don't like. if i want something humpy i'll bake, um, something humpy, like a camel or something... another little note is that they are easy to veganize - just replace the 2 eggs with the equivalent amount of egg replacer. if you're a vegan you know what i'm talking about.
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegetable shortening
½ cup sugar
½ cup molasses
2 eggs, beaten (or equivalent amount of egg-replacer)
1 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 ½ cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. sift the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, ginger and salt, set aside. with an electric mixture cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. add the molasses. add the eggs. add the flour mixture and beat on low until the dough starts to form. scoop out into 1 tablespoon measure and drop into cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. flatten slightly. bake cookies at 350 for 18 minutes.