Especially when the sample is SO MUCH WORSE! Here is the sample cookie (left) next to our homemade cookie (right). Our homemade one looked just like the one on the box, while the sample clearly did not. They both tasted good, but the homemade one was 100 times better.
Of course, being me, I couldn't just try the recipe as is. I split the finished dough in half, baked the first half according to instructions, then dug around the pantry to find something to add to the dough to personalize it. Butterscotch chips- yummy! I added a bunch to the dough and baked those up.
1/2 c. butter, softened 1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. brown sugar 1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. sugar 2 c. rolled oats
3 T. honey 1 c. flour
2 eggs 1 c. Grape-Nuts
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat butter and sugars in large bowl at medium speed until smooth. Add honey, eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add baking soda, salt, oats, flour and Grape-Nuts. Combine just until mixed. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake 10-14 minutes at 350° or until golden brown. Cool 2-3 minutes then remove from baking sheets. Cool completely on wire racks.