Making soy based cookies with Charlene Patton

Charlene Patton from the Kansas Soybean Commission stops by the studio to make cookies. But, not in the way you’re thinking: with soy. Our very own Chris Warner made his way to Studio K with Charlene and made two different types of cookies: Oatmeal Spider Cookies and Chocolate “Little” Monster Cookies. Want to know more about the Kansas Soybean Commission? You can check out their website here.


Oatmeal Spider Cookies:

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup soynut butter
  • Red string licorice, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 24 miniature chocolate candies

Baking instructions:

  1. Combine margarine and brown sugar in a mixing bowl; blend until creamy
  2. Add eggs and vanilla
  3. Blend in flour, cinnamon,  baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add oatmeal, and mix well
  5. Drop dough by tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned
  6. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for several minutes then remove from baking sheet and place on wire rack.
  7. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on low setting until melted stirring often.
  8. Add soynut butter and stir to blend.
  9. Spread the chocolate mixture on the bottom of the cookie.
  10. Add four strings of licorice to each side of the cookie.
  11. Top with a second cookie.
  12. Attach chocolate candies with a little chocolate mixture.


Chocolate “Little” Monster Cookies:


  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups bran cereal
  • ½ cup honey-roasted soy nuts
  • 48 miniature candy-coated chocolate candies

Baking instructions:

  1. Combine butterscotch and semi-sweet chocolate chips in a large skillet.
  2. Stir over low heat until the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add cereal and soynuts; stir to coat the mixture.
  4. Drop by tablespoon onto waxed paper.
  5. Immediately add two chocolate candies to each mound for eyes.
  6. Place in refrigerator to set cookies.

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