Saturday, April 11, 2009

Guest Blogger - Anita Cupcake

Since I've already mentioned Anita Cupcake and her mad skillz twice, I figured I'd have her drop in and do a guest spot and share a tasty recipe with my peeps. Welcome Anita!

Hello -
Anita Cupcake here, Holly's co worker. So what is the Cupcake girl doing giving cookie recipes? Holly asked me!
The following recipe won me fame. Let us first define fame - a blurb in the St Louis Post Dispatch. A girl can dream can't she? The story is I made the cookies, took them to work and a man proposed to me. He was totally serious, down on one knee the whole thing. Looking back on the situation maybe I should have taken him up on the offer, best deal I have had in a while! Nah! Life is good as it is!
This cookie is a crowd favorite, oatmeal, chocolate and caramel - always a winning combination:
Caramel Oatmeal Squares
1 3/4 cup rolled oats (quick cooking or old fashioned- uncooked)
1 1/2 cup all purposed flour
3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup (1 and 1/2 sticks) margarine - melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts - optional
1 - 12 oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips
1 12 oz jar caramel sauce or butterscotch ice cream topping
Combine rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda in a bowl - add margarine and vanilla mix until crumbly. Reserve one cup for topping.
Press remaining mixture into bottom if greased 9 by 13 inch baking pan, Bake in preheated oven 350 degree oven 10 mins. Sprinkle nuts and chocolate chips in top. Drizzle caramel topping over chocolate pieces and nuts to within 1/4 inch pan edges. Bake in preheated oven 350 degrees 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely. Chill until chocolate is set, Cut into bars. Store tightly covered, in cool dry place. Make approx 32 bars.
I would like to thank Holly for the honor of being a guest blogger (my first time as a guest blogger ever!)
Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake,
Anita Cupcake
What is funny if you say my name fast, Anita Cupcake...I Need A Cupcake. Get it? I guess not that funny if you have to explain it, but it makes me smile every time they call me that at work. It is the small things in life you know!


Paula said...

What a great guest blogger! The cookies sound awesome. And I love the story that goes with them. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Anita Cupcake said...

Paula-Thank you for the wonderful compliments! Anita Cupcake

Holly said...

Anita Cupcake you should start your own blog! Do it! Do it! Do it!