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Bea's Special Batch

Yep, that's what she called them, and they are special indeed! Now that I think of it, Bea was pretty special herself, and so were the yummy things she'd bring to work to share with us. Previously, I shared her salsa recipe, and now you can enjoy her "special batch" cookie recipe (but not together because that would be weird). Bea was the character in my book that tried transferring to nightshift but by doing so, had to provide her husband with a telephone step-by-step tutorial on how to do their son's hair (all three of them!) on school mornings when she was at the hospital.

I wonder where Bea is now...


1 pkg. vanilla chips 1 cup margarine softened

2 1/2 cups Quick oats 1 tsp. baking soda

1 1/3 cups unsifted flour 1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup packed brown sugar 1/8 tsp. allspice

2 eggs 1 cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a food processor (or blender) combine 1/2 cup vanilla chips and 1 1/2 cups oats, and process until coarsely ground.

3. In a large bowl cream together the margarine, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

4. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients together.

5. Combine the creamed mixture with the dry ingredients, then stir in the rest of the oats and chips, and the chopped nuts.

6. Drop by tbsp. onto ungreased baking sheets.

7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until a light golden brown.

Note: I recently did these (photo above), but I substituted butterscotch chips for the vanilla and omitted the allspice - crispy yet chewy, they're great both ways!

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.



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