Fast Food Processor Cookies/Biscuits

Summary

Yield
dozen
Prep time20 minutes
Recipe TypesSnacks and Treats

Description

These make up fast and keep for several days. Great for guest cookie jars. Uses on-hand ingredients

Ingredients

1 egg
1⁄2cwhite sugar
1⁄2cbrown sugar
1⁄4lbbutter (slightly softened cut in pieces)
1tvanilla extract
1 1⁄3call purpose flour
1⁄2tsalt
1⁄2tbaking soda
1⁄2cwalnuts (or other nuts)
1⁄2crolled oats (not instant)
1craisins (sweet and plump or chocolate chips, or other dried fruit)

Instructions

Pre-heat oven 350F, 177C, Gas mark 4

Pulse first 3 ingredients in processor 30 seconds.  Scrape down and pulse 5 - 7 seconds more.  Mix flour, salt and soda and add to processor.  Pulse till mixed then add nuts and pulse a few more times.  Pour processor contents into larger mixing bowl and add raisins or other dried fruit or chocolate chips. Mix till combined.

Roll out 1 inch balls of dough and space an inch and a half to two inches apart on cookie sheets.  Bake about 15 minutes, or a bit more, until dough balls have flattened and edges of cookies are browned a bit. The tops of the cookies will have a slightly cracked appearance.

Let stand on cookie sheets for a few minutes after removing from oven.  Cool on wire racks. 

Quick, easy and yummy.

Notes

I have used half chocolate chips and half raisins.  I have left out the vanilla.  I plan to use dried cranberries when we get closer to autumn.  I usually use bread (strong) flour. This is a very forgiving recipe

I process all ingredients in food processor except the raisins or chocolate chips if used.  Those are mixed in by hand, last.

I bake on ungreased Airbake* cookie sheets.  I actually get closer to 3 dozen.  Very easy clean up. 

*A trade name for an insulated cookie sheet with air between two layers of aluminum.