Monday, June 22, 2009

$100 winning cookies

Back in 1997 when I was trying to prove myself as a homemaker and farmer's wife, I entered the "Land o' Lakes Cookie Contest" at the Spokane Interstate Fair. The cookies were judged on taste, of course, but also on presentation. I made white chocolate / macadamia nut cookies and presented them in a hand-stamped gift bag. I hovered and hovered and hovered (much to the dismay of the judges) and when I saw that the judging was finished I asked, "Who won?" and she pointed to my entry! MINE! Not only that, but my little 8-year-old Elizabeth won 3rd place in this youth and adult contest.

The local newspaper did a little story and a picture, but sadly, the recipe was misprinted. I'm sure a lot of women tried to make the cookies and wondered what all the fuss was about.

Recently I made a batch for my pregant stepdaughter, Rebecca (and her husband and unborn baby), and she opened the bag before ordering her Spaghetti Factory dinner and ate one (or two?).

I thought I'd share this yummy, yummy recipe with you. By the way, you'll be amazed at the ingredients. I've never figured out a calorie or fat count, but hey, it's the price you pay for such excellent cookies!

Mix 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup butter, 1 can sweetened condensed milk (LOL), and 1 t. vanilla. Add 1-3/4 cups flour, 1 t. salt, 1/2 t. baking soda. Then stir in 3 cups quick oats, 1 bag white chocolate chips, and 1 cup chopped mac. nuts. Use the larger Pampered Chef cookie scoop and place cookies 2" apart and flatten slightly. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-13 minutes. They won't be brown but need to be set. Cool on rack.

Make sure you give some of these away. You'll eat way too many! Enjoy!


  1. Thanks for the receipe! Can't wait to try them. The girls and I are really into baking this summer.

  2. You had me at "sweetened condensed milk." :-)

  3. Hello, Rebecca? Are you still here? :) I keep waiting for another post....