|Before going into the oven|
|Right out of the oven|
1/2 cup butter, oil or shortening (I used the Mediterranean blend)
1/2 cup organic sugar (or plain white sugar)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg (fresh local eggs preferred)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup unbleached flour
Pinch salt (I used coarse Hawaiian sea salt)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup Corn flakes, Rice Crispies, etc. (I used crushed Frosted Flakes)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or almonds)
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup Craisins
1/4 cup sesame seeds (I used organic)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with Pam, or a similar shortening spray (or grease by hand).
If using butter, make sure it has softened. Cream the shortening with the sugars. Add the egg and vanilla and blend well. Mix the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder together by sifting (I actually skipped this part and added these ingredients directly into the sugar mixture. But, I made sugar to mix well so that no white was left in the bowl. Add the "garbage" ingredients and again, mix well.
Place teaspoon full of dough onto the prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart. Bake for approximately 12 to 15 minutes or until nicely browned.