Thursday, April 7, 2016

Shane's Wilderness Cookies

I recently had the opportunity to go backpacking in Southern Utah. I went with some family and friends and it was remarkable. We saw some incredible Indian Ruins and shared many laughs. Some highlights of the trip were as follows: 

- cheap motels
-sitting in dirt
-Caputo's Olive oil and dipping bread
-Clint's Barbarian Quotes. Such as "Speaking of, my ex wife was exactly like Satan!" and "I'm telling you buddy, we are going to be such great friends if you can get me deals"
-Shane's cookies  

When it comes to backpacking, quality meals are slim and far between. You can pack so many cup-o-noodles and can only take so much tuna before you really crave good, homecooked food.

Shane saved the day on this trip. He is quite the high class diner and he won't let the wilderness stop him. He decided he would whip up a batch of these hearty, durable, yet delicious cookies before our trip. 

They are super easy to make and lasted the whole three days. They tasted fresh and they filled you up. You just start with a basic oatmeal cookie dough. For convenience sake, Shane opted for a pre-measured Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix. After mixing that up according to package directions, you add coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and a heaping amount of chopped walnuts.  Boy are these cookies delicious. 

The recipe is as follows

1 Oatmeal Cookie Mix (mix according to package)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup shredded coconut flakes
3/4 cup walnuts 

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and scoop out onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Let cool completely before putting in a plastic bag and packing. 

Happy Camping!