I originally found this on All-Recipes. However, I wanted to make it more festive for the holidays, so I changed a little here and there, to the point that this could almost be considered a Totoro original.
This recipe makes a LOT of cookies - between 60-65! I often make the entire recipe and freeze half OR... I half the recipe.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups white chocolate chips (I use half the amount!)
- 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts work well)
- 1 cup dried cranberries - craisins (my addition)
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut (my addition)
- In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugars until smooth.
- Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add oatmeal to the mix.
- Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
- Stir in the white chocolate chips, nuts, craisins, and coconut.
- Drop by spoonfuls on prepared sheet.
- Bake at 350 approximately 11-12 minutes.
- Cool on rack before icing.
For extra decadence - and a bit of orange flavor - I drizzle icing over top.
Icing is simply a mixture of orange juice and powdered sugar to desired consistency. I like to use frozen Orange Juice concentrate diluted with just a little water - it makes for a stronger orange flavor.
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