Thursday, November 5, 2009

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies



Oh little blog, how I've been neglecting you. My dog can relate. So can all of my friends, my family, my plants if I had any. Good thing I don't own fish. My books, on the other hand, not very ignored. Stupid books. But there's just a little over one month left to go, which is both too much and too little, until my Oral Exams (seems like that should be capitalized). And then I'll really be back, and probably with a vengeance since I've had it to here with frozen dinners and cereal. In fact, I've had it past here.

So tonight, I'd like to imagine I'm back in the forth grade again. Incredibly awkward, not very good at making friends, too shy, too quiet. Those cute fourth grade boys never talk to me. Except one time, which I remember distinctly, when the second coolest boy in school told me he loved my mother's oatmeal cookies. Oh heck yea.


My mom recently made a batch and sent them to me, along with the recipe to share with all of you. So if you have your eye on the second coolest boy, these will do the trick. Promise.

Too Cool for School Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon molasses
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick cooking oats
2/3 cup raisins (don't be that person who skips the raisins)
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, you know what to do)
1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 F and set out an ungreased cookie sheet

Cream together the butter and sugar by beating until pale and fluffy with an electric beater.
Add the eggs, the molasses and the vanilla to the butter and stir in.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt, and gradually add this mixture to the butter mixture.

Stir in the oats, raisins, nuts and chocolate and drop by teaspoonful onto the cookie sheet. These guys like to spread, so leave plenty of room.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned and delicious.

9 comments:

captaintodd said...

I have a feeling I would have been your best friend in fourth grade, although I can't really imagine you as unpopular or quiet. I was a total dork and made endless batches of snickerdoodles and wore mostly plaid. Have things changed much? no. Good luck with finishing up. I'm baking very soon, by the way. Maybe even this weekend. xo

croquecamille said...

Mmm. Oatmeal cookies were my favorite as a (not very cool) kid, and still are. Now I want to make some, but I think I'm out of oatmeal. Drat.

Chrissy said...

I love this story almost as much as I love these coookies...and you!

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Dana said...

Good luck with all that is coming up. I certainly look forward to reading more here - you have been missed!

Ragnar said...

Good you didn't settle for the second coolest boy;)!

Hungry Dog said...

These look picture perfect. Like your blog! Got here via croque camille...I'll be back.

books said...

I Always love eating new food !! nice and elaborated recipe...!!

Allen said...

Great recipe, thanks! I love chocolate chips cookies.