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  • Writer's pictureSonjy Bambi D

"Hush Up" Cookies?

Updated: Nov 12, 2023

These oatmeal cookies that I created are LEGENDARY, honey! Everything but the kitchen sink goes into them. And it had to, to stop my middle sister, Verna tattling on me to my mother about the crazy antics I or my friends had gotten into! Hence the name, HUSH UP, COOKIES!

These cookies became so famous for me in high school, that I would get numerous orders from my mom's job on top of keeping up with the demands from friends and of course my sister, who knew everything!

It wasn't that I was overly mischief.

It was that I would miss a few curfews, get caught wearing church clothes to school, and her friends sneaking my underage self and friends into the "Bunny Club," our small town's popular nightclub with fake id's. To enter, we would have to wait until stone faced linebacker bouncer took a break from the door and his replacement stepped in because no nonsense "Mr. Brick Wall" could smell the "Now Or Laters" on your breath along with the distinct scent of Love's Baby Soft from 10 miles away and dismissed your young hips before you walked to the door! Besides, growing up in a small town, we knew without a doubt, he knew our folks and would call them and asked did they know we were at "the club!" Maybe I should have brought him a dozen of my cookies to see if they would truly live up to their name of being, "Hush Up" cookies! LOL!

"Hush Up Cookies"

What you will need

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups chocolate chips or chunks

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup raisins

Let's Cook:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

  4. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Then, fold in the oats and chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts, raisins.

  5. Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, drop balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten them slightly with your fingers.

  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown.

  7. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

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