Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

A Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe From Home Style Austin
My Favorite Cookie

This recipe is a family favorite and I whipped up a few batches for the holidays … because cookies make everything better! What makes this my favorite? I think it’s the special blend of chocolate, oatmeal, pecans and two sugars that do not disappoint the tastebuds.

Foodie Tips:

  At an early age I quickly learned that here in Texas that “nuts” is an abbreviation for “Texas Pecans.”

  If you like chewy cookies like I do make sure and don’t bake these too long!

Ingredients: 

1 Cup  |  Crisco
1 Teaspoon  |  Vanilla
1 Cup  |  Sugar
½ Cup  |  Brown Sugar (firmly packed)
2  |  Cage Free Eggs
1 Teaspoon  |  Baking Soda
3 Teaspoons  |  Baking Powder
1 ¾ Cups  |  Flour
1 Cup  |  Oatmeal
1 Cup  |  Nuts (a.k.a. Texas Pecans)

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. That was easy!

2. Combine shortening, vanilla and sugars and cream well. Add well-beaten eggs and blend thoroughly.

3. Sift soda and baking powder with flour and add to the creamed mixture.

4. Add oatmeal and nuts and blend.

5. Drop on cookie sheet with a cookie scoop or teaspoon.

6. Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest on a cooling rack.

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider





~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pecans Recipe

A Cinnamon Pecans Recipe From Home Style Austin

Cinnamon Pecans

In fall and winter my slow cooker is on the kitchen counter more than the toaster. There are so many great dishes you can make in a crock pot and this is one of my favorites.

Combining the taste of Texas Pecans and cinnamon these sweet treats are super-easy to make … perfect for gift-giving during the holidays!

Foodie Tips:

  Your pecans will darken as they cook, so don’t be alarmed! The result is a warm, cinnamon-y great taste.
  Your crock pot will develop a dry, crunchy residue as the pecans cook; this is normal. The residue will dissolve after a few minutes of soaking in warm water.

Ingredients: 

3  |  Egg Whites
1 1/2 Tablespoons  |  Vanilla
1 Cup  |  Brown Sugar
1 Cup  |  Sugar
3 Tablespoons  |  Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon  |  Salt
4 Cups  | Texas Pecan Halves
1-2 Pats  |  Butter
3 Tablespoons  |  Water

Directions: 

1. In a large bowl whisk together the egg whites and the vanilla.

2. In a smaller bowl, mix together the sugars, cinnamon and salt.

3. Add the pecan halves to the egg mixture and stir until well coated. Add the sugar mixture to the coated pecans and stir well.

4. Butter the bottom half of your slow cooker and leave any remaining butter (as a seasoning). Add your coated pecans into the slow cooker.

5. Cook on low for 3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes for 2.5 hours.

6. Add the water to the mixture then stir every 20 minutes for the last hour.

7. Transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet, spread pecans into a single layer and allow to cool. You can break any pecans clusters into individual pieces or leave them as clusters (the more the merrier)!

Store in an airtight container

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider

 

 

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

 Love Food? In a click and a scroll you can visit more of my favorite recipes!

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

A Banana Bread Recipe by Home Style Austin


Let’s Go Bananas!

This recipe comes to me from Patrick, who handles marketing here at Home Style Austin. He promised it was one of his family’s tasty time-honored recipes.

He was right! This bread makes for a great morning meal, a side or dessert. Best make two loaves – one for home and one for the office or for a gift. You just scored friends for life.

Ingredients:A Banana Bread Recipe by Home Style Austin

1½ Cup  |  Sugar
½ Cup  |  Falfurrias Brand Butter
2  |  Cage Free Eggs, Beaten Well
3  |  Bananas, Mashed Well
½ Cup  |  Nuts, Finely Ground (I like pecans)
½ Teaspoon  |  Baking Soda
4 Tablespoons  |  Buttermilk
1½ Cups  |  Flour
1 Teaspoon  |  Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon  |  Vanilla

What To Do: 

0. Preheat oven to 350°F.

1. In a large bowl, mix the first five ingredients.

2. Dissolve the soda in the buttermilk; add to the first five ingredients.

3. Mix the flour with the baking power; add to the ingredients along with vanilla and mix well.

4. Grease the bottom of a baking pan then line the bottom of the pan with wax paper.

5. Pour batter into baking pan and bake at 350°F for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Foodie Tips:

Home Style Austin Foodie Tip   This recipe makes good use of “almost-bad” bananas.
Home Style Austin Foodie Tip   Try a slice toasted with a “schmear” of whipped cream cheese. You may never go plain again!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

A Great Banana Bread Recipe From Home Style Austin