Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Parking Lot Cookies

Parking Lot Cookies

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From the kitchen of Melody Lawson

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
8-10 minutes
Tags: Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks, Travels well


1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups flour
1 cup pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups rice crispies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease baking sheets.

  3. Mix both sugars well, removing all lumps.

  4. Add shortening, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and beaten eggs. Mix well.

  5. Mix in flour (it is starting to get thick).

  6. Mix in pecans and chocolate chips (getting thicker).

  7. Mix in oatmeal (very thick).

  8. Mix in rice krispies (use your hands, it's too thick for a spoon).

  9. Roll up into teaspoon sized balls, place on baking sheet and smash with fork.

  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.


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