I was and continue to be totally overwhelmed at the support and love I received after sharing my difficult health journey over the past year. I couldn’t believe how many people reached out and shared their own struggles. I truly believe that if we can connect on deeper and more honest levels, the internet can take steps toward being a more positive and authentic place for connection. Social media is rife for
comparison, braggery, and showmanship. Let us change it up a bit!
As a treat, I want to share my recipe for some of the most easy and delicious oatmeal cookies. There have been many times where I have come home from university and eaten cookie dough for dinner before falling asleep in front of a movie. Lately, there are many times when I come home from a physically and mentally taxing workout and dive into baking. Oatmeal cookie dough is a real comfort food, and I know i’m not alone in thinking that!
I really like any type of oatmeal cookie. Oatmeal raisin, oatmeal chocolate chip, plain…
Lately I have been being more creative with my add ins. After working at MEC for years and snacking on ritter sport bars, I now have a taste for creative and funky chocolate flavours. Putting coconut chocolate, rice crispy chocolate, or cream filled chocolate in cookies is dreamy! You have to try it. I have been adding a coconut filled ritter sport and cranberries to my oatmeal cookie base. Nuts are great too.
Oatmeal Cookies: adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
1/2 cup butter (salted or unsalted)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4-1/8 cup white sugar (depending on the sweetness of your add-ins)
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 3/4 cup whole oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2-1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 chopped up chocolate bar
1/2 cup craisins
*can add whatever! Chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, m&ms…
1.) Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2.) Cream the butter with a spoon or beaters. Add the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat until creamy and fluffy.
3.) In a separate bowl combine the flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
4.) Add the dry to the wet and stir in your add ins. Eat some cookie dough.
5.) You may choose to chill your dough for 10-20 mins, though I have found that it doesn’t really matter whether you do or not, the cookies are pretty stable.
6.) Roll the dough into balls and place on baking sheets. Bake for 10-11 mins. Cookies may look a little raw in the middle, but that’s good if you want them chewy!
Enjoy! ❤ 🙂