Makin Grammie Proud!

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The 1st EVER post is about cookies.

on March 9, 2010

So with much urging from a few people in my life I have started this blog.  And today I made cookies and bagels.  The cookies were perfect but the bagels need more   tweaking.  More on them later.

I was doing a ton of searching on breakfast cookies this past couple of weeks. I found a few recipes. Some with oil some with shortening some with bags of trail mix added some with the kitchen sink.. and some were just oatmeal cookies.  I love oatmeal cookies. I get it from my daddy. It also just so happens that my mother makes  the BEST oatmeal cookies ever!  So I broke out her old recipe and went with that as a starting point. this is by no means a full breakfast cookie but i likes that these had more substance then oatmeal and raisins.

My vanishing oatmeal cookies.

2 sticks of  buttah! (or butter room temp. You can use margarine but… ew)

1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup of white sugar

2 eggs

1 ts of vanilla extract ( DON’T USE IMITATION BLAH!)

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup of whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp of salt

2 cups of rolled oats

1 cup of dried cranberries

1/2 diced walnuts or pecans (this is optional but really? who doesn’t want nuts?)

1/2 semi sweet or dark chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 350° F

Mix the four salt baking soda and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.  In a bigger bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. When they look creamy not crumbly add the eggs and vanilla mix them all till they look smooth.  then CAREFULLY mix the flour mixture in. Mix well.  Add oats nuts and cranberries mix em in good.  Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls on to an ungreased cookie sheets ( Make sure its clean. Sometimes mine get put away dirty hmmm???? this makes for yucky cookies.) I use parchment paper but  you dont HAVE to. Bake for 8-10 min or until yummy lookin.

Fridgerate the rest of the dough till you are ready to use.

Now my aunt B asked me if  my cookies were fat free. This is what i have to say… no but  they have fiber and good other stuff.  So you can eat more then one aunt B or just have one and be happy run an extra mile or somethin. Whatever I will be at home warm with my cookies and milk. ( luv ya)

Now the bagels. they tasted AWESOME but they look like they need a tan so next time before baking I will give em an egg white an water bath.

until next time



2 responses to “The 1st EVER post is about cookies.

  1. Kim says:

    A great start to your blog. I can’t wait to read some more. I think I might try making these cookies soon. Oh, I have learned that boiling the bagel first before baking usually gives it a better skin color and texture.

  2. Gail Jennings says:

    This is so great I am so proud of you and I know Grammie is too. I love you and keep it up.
    Your Mommie

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