packing/unpacking flurry. But I couldn't resist the eyelash batting and "Mama, please, please make us some home-made cookies" of my youngest. Besides, all my cookie sheets are unpacked anyway, so I figured I might as well use em, right?
a little spring sunshine in our home, so in case anyone comes to view it, it will look like people actually live here right now.
bake an entire recipe all by myself. (It was a little lonely, to be honest. I think I prefer all the "help.")
crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, giant oatmeal raisin (or chocolate chip) cookies. Funny side story about golden raisins. My grammie was suffering from arthritis long ago, and read somewhere that if you soak nine golden raisins in rum each day and eat them, it should alleviate the side effects. After repeating this to the family, she leaned over to me, and in a conspiratorial whisper confided, "I'd rather just toss the raisins and knock back the rum they were soaking in." I have always giggled when I buy golden raisins, remembering that story.
ice cream scoop and make these babies really big. Because if you're going to have a cookie... then for heaven's sake, have a cookie!! KnowwhatImean?
gently flatten each cookie with a cup.
1c. softened butter
1c. brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
4c. regular oats
1 cup raisins or chocolate chips
* Combine and cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, soda, and salt, then add to butter mixture. Beat in oats, and fold in raisins or choc. chips. Mixture will be stiff and crumbly.
*Drop large balls of dough by ice cream scoop, onto cookie sheets and bake at 350, 12-13 minutes.