BBQ has to have Dessert Right?

I recently received some great feedback from a client that requested some box lunches. The order did come in late so I had to hustle to get everything done in time. We served a Smoked Chicken Salad on a Croissant with a side Salad and some extra grapes on the side. The client raved about the food but said that the ladies group she brought food for had a little sweet tooth after eating. She just requested next time to included a cookie. I agreed and made the promise to deliver.

So what kind of cookie does a barbeque guy make? My first trial will be Oatmeal Raisin Cookie with Sorghum. The Sorghum can be used instead of brown sugar or other sweeteners. Sorghum is also very sweet so I will decrease the portion. So here is the recipe: 

1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces, or 115 grams) butter, softened
1/3 cup Sorghum
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon table salt (I often use a half teaspoon, but I like more salt in my baked goods)
1 1/2 cups (120 grams) rolled oats
3/4 cup (120 grams) raisins
1/2 cup walnuts (65 grams), chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

Combine the butter, Sorghum, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix together until creamy. In a different bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir both bowls together and add your raisins. This is also a good time to add anything else you may want. My wife likes pecans.

You now have the cookie dough. Smitten Kitchen advises to put the dough in the fridge to cool. I'm not going to advise this. I am going to tell you to do it. This is the part that makes these bad boys nice thick and chewy. After some cool time place them on a cookie sheet a an inches apart and then bake for 12-14 minutes. At least this is what I did in my oven. Yours may require less or more time, but that is why there is a window right. Once there done pull them out and let them rest. Once they have slightly cooled move them to the cooling rack.

I found this great recipe at They don't just have cookie recipes, they have it all and do a great job of trying to make it easy.  Deb even has a cookbook coming out soon. It's on my Christmas list.

Keep using the test kitchen and keep striving for some Righteous Que, and desert. 
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