Friday, 1 June 2012

Paul Bunyan Cookies

I haven't made these cookies in years.  For some reason, The Man asked for cookies tonight and these seemed like the right ones.

This is taken directly off Martha Stewart's website.

Remember, I round all my spice measurements, I just do.

I used coconut oil instead of shortening.  You may also use Earth Balance, margarine or butter - they will all work.

Martha's Paul Bunyan Cookies
from Martha Stewart
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup (5 ounces) chopped walnuts
- small bowl, combine dry
- large bowl, cream shortening and sugar.  Add remaining wet ingredients and mix well.  Add add-ins and dry and combine.
- drop by 2" ice cream scoop (or very full small spoons you serve at the table, commonly referred to as a teaspoon vs a soup spoon)
- 350F for 14 minutes

** you can be very generous with the add-ins as well.


  1. These look delicious.... 14 minutes seems a long time to bake cookies at 350F. I'm going to give them a is a baking day because it's cook and rainy. I was supposed to go for a bike ride but the weather sucks.

    I am going to try your wheat thins as well. I made some delicious "appetizer" relish over the weekend and I think the wheat thins would be tasty with it.

    Thanks so much for the blogs.... I always enjoy reading them.

    1. The thing with the cooking time is that if you do scoop them up with a 2" ice cream scoop and leave them mounded up, 14 minutes is a good length of time. If you make them smaller or squish them down a bit, less time is needed.

      I'm going to make my first attempt at canning with a corn salsa this week, I have all I need except tomatoes.

      Want to send along a link to the "appetizer" relish? My kids love pickles and salsas and relishes and dips of all kinds.


    I didn't add the jalapeno peppers but added chili spice instead. Didn't want it too hot for my nieces and nephews. Next time I will add jalapeno though for adults.

    Let me know how it turns out....