Up cookies

It’s only taken a week; but finally we come to an end of the epic menu that made up Oscarsfest 2010.

And the only only way to go, is up.

There’s not a lot more buoyant or heartwarming than people following their dreams, a torrent of colourful balloons, the memories of the ones you love; or a cracking cookie and a cup of tea at the end of a long night.

Sweet sweet, but slightly silly, with a touch of salt pulling them back from the realm of sappy.

These are, quite frankly, some of the best cookies I’ve ever tasted. And not just because they resemble a beautiful bunch of balloons.

Like their award winning creator these cookies are well on their way to becoming legend; and an essential required element of all future Oscarsfests.

Up cookies

Cream 250 grams of butter with 1 cup of raw sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar. Add 2 eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla essence. Sift in 2 cups of self raising flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and a pinch of salt.

Fold through 2 and a half cups of oats which you’ve blitzed in a blender to turn into a subservient pile of chaff.

Then to the doughy mixture add 1 packet of M&Ms and half a cup of white chocolate and dark chocolate chips, a cup and a half of chopped nuts and 2 Mars bars, chopped into little pieces. If you put the Mars bars in the fridge before chopping them it makes it easier.

I think you could pretty much add any kind of party mix and it would be great.

Roll the dough into balls and put on baking paper on a baking sheet. They’re going to spread a little when you cook, so give them some room. Cook them for 10-12 minutes at 190C.

They’ll still be soft when they come out. They’re good hot, and cold. And they’re insanely good with a cup of tea.

Recipe courtesy of film critic and 2010 true winner of Most Films seen and Best Score gained; Alice Tynan.

And so we close the curtains on Oscarsfest 2010 and say…. that’s all folks.

Until next year.

  1. Cookies sound great, never made them with oats before! Loved the Oscars menu, great idea; keep up the good work!

  2. Eeeee!

    My cookies to getting the thumbs up from a die-hard foodie, now *that's* an Oscar moment! xx

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