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<span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;"><b>Urban Legend Cookie</b></span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">Recipe can be halved.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">2 cups butter</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">24 oz. chocolate chips (</span></span><a href="http://www.bernardcallebaut.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#000066;">Bernard Callebaut</span></span></a> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">"Chocolate drops" DARK!!!)</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">4 cups flour</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">2 cups brown sugar</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">2 tsp. baking soda</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">1 tsp. salt</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">2 cups sugar</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">8 oz. chocolate bar, grated (Callebaut chocolate shavings)</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">5 cups blended oatmeal</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">4 eggs</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">2 tsp. baking powder</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">2 tsp. vanilla</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-size:large;">·</span></span> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">Yes, this is the same recipe that has circulated for years along with the urban legend of the person being charged "Two Fifty" for the recipe by the store only to find that it was "Two Hundred and Fifty.”</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">The difference is what our friend Janice has done to it by adding boutique chocolates to it instead of the run-of-the-mill-crap-North-American chocolate that is commercially available.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">Callebaut chocolates are known for being wonderfully delicious and filling too. You don't scarf their chocolates, you savour them. But these cookies get scarfed.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:large;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">If you're not blessed to be near a Callebaut outlet you can use any other higher quality chocolate, or if hard pressed - Hershey's will do in a pinch.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">Measure the oatmeal and bend in a blender to a fine powder.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">Cream the butter and both sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add the chocolate chips, shavings, and nuts. Roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;">Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies - or less depending on your taste for fresh batter before baking.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:large;"><b>Food Memory:</b> Every year our musical friends get together and rent a group camp in the foothills for a relaxed weekend of song, music, hiking... and eating. Janice came prepared. Nothing like a campfire, good friends, and chocolate!</span></span>
 
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