Thursday, November 20, 2008

cookie monster

if ever there was a character to describe my general being, i think the cookie monster would be it. crumbs flying out of my mouth, gobbling three at a time, i can identify with the poor, grubby blue monster. i mentioned in the previous post that i made dough last week, only entirely consume it in the course of three days. only one actual cookie was made from the batch. well, after three hours of raking the leaves around the hotel, i decided it was about time to try it again. yes, raking leaves. the job these days tend to lend itself more towards hard manual labor than waiting tables, as there aren't any tables to be waited upon. so i volunteered to add more hours to my schedule, and leaves were today's chore. i think i surpassed all of the times i have raked in my entire life combined (which isn't really that hard to do when you have brothers). but i took it in good spirits, dancing away on  the front lawn to devotchka as engines rolled by. later, when my nose wouldn't stop running and my back had a definite crick, i got my free cup of soup for the day and went back home to make some cookies. nothin' better to warm you up on a cold day! well, maybe a snuggle under a down comforter, but that's besides the point. i have for you, delicious oatmeal cookies: 

Best Damn Chewy Oatmeal Cookies I've Ever Had

3 cups oats
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla

optional add ins: 
1/4 shredded coconut
bag of chocolate chips/chunks
1 cup crystallized ginger (this sounds DELICIOUS, but I don't have any)

- In a bowl, mix butter and sugar. Add egg, honey and vanilla. When mixed thoroughly, add dry ingredients. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. However, for chewier cookies, watch them closely after 10 minutes. This makes A TON of cookies, so I cut the recipe in half. 


marge said...

you are going to make me FAT FAT FAT.

britta linnea said...

that's alright. winter is for wearing lots of clothing anyways.