• Ingredients: 34
  • Serves: 30

Oatmeal trail mix cookies with 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened, vegetable shortening, firmly packed light brown sugar, large egg, warm water, all-purpose flour, salt, vanilla extract, old-fashioned rolled oats, sweetened flaked coconut, a 6-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips, roasted peanuts, raisins.

Ingredients

For the brownie layer

  • 8 oz. fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into pcs.
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder dissolved in 1 tbsp.  boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsps. vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped

For the cream cheese frosting

For the glaze

  • 6 oz. fine-quality bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsps. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder dissolved in 1 tbsp.  boiling water

Raspberry 2 12-ounce bags frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup raspberry jam

To Decorate

  • 8 yards colorfast silk ribbons

For assembly

Directions

  1. Step 1 In a bowl cream the butter and the shortening with the sugars and beat in the egg, the baking soda mixture, the flour, the salt, and the vanilla.

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  2. Step 2 Stir in the oats, the coconut, the chocolate chips, the peanuts, and the raisins. Drop rounded tablespoons of the dough about 4 inches apart onto greased baking sheets and with a fork flatten and spread each mound into a round, about 3 inches in diameter.

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  3. Step 3 Bake the cookies in batches in the middle of a preheated 375°F. oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they are golden, transfer them with a metal spatula to racks, and let them cool.