Last week, I said I was in a baking mood.
I still am.
Do I feel guilty about sharing two recipes two weeks in a row when I could be telling you about books or music or all of these wonderful TV shows that finally started again?
No, not really.
This weekend, one of my best friends got married. Her husband’s grandmother (I think) had already passed away. But this grandmother had a tradition of making cookies. So to honor her, his family used her recipes and made cookies for the rehearsal dinner.
They were pretty delicious — peanut butter with a Hershey’s kiss right in the center. The others were snickerdoodle, but I think also peanut butter and they, too, were delicious.
As a self-proclaimed chocolate chip aficionado, it made me think about cookies. And then, of course, I got on Pinterest and explored endless cookie recipes.
But here’s the thing. This wedding was one of those rare weddings in which every person was relaxed. Every one seemed to enjoy everything. It was a very heartfelt ceremony, but it was also one of those weddings where everyone was comfortable.
And what is the ultimate comfort cookie?
Chewy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.
I know — it’s shocking that I didn’t say chocolate chip cookies. But these delcicious little morsels are a nice varaition that will make you want to cuddle up with a blanket with a nice, warm cup of apple cider as you sit in front of a fireplace.
These cookies are just that cozy.
The recipe? I’d be happy to share. This one I also found on Pinterest, but I tweaked it a tiny bit.
1 c. butter
1 c. light brown sugar
½ c. raw sugar
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 ¼ c. all purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. sea salt
3 c. quick-cooking oats
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1 c. dark chocolate chunks
Cream butter and sugars together; beat in eggs one at a time; add vanilla; combine flour, baking soda and salt and slowly stir into sugar mixture. Then, stir in the oats and chocolate.
Bake for 12 minutes at 325 degrees. Then eat and enjoy!
Last week’s recipe was one I hadn’t tried yet, but this recipe, I have tried. I have definitely tried it. It’s so delicious.
And if you’re like me and love the addition of those chocolate chunks into anything — cookies, brownies, popcorn — then you will definitely enjoy this recipe. However, if you like nuts, the original recipe did call for walnuts and you can find it at allrecipes.com.
These cookies are extreme comfort cookies and they, like the salted caramel apple spice mug cake, remind me of the fall. I wish every season had such wonderful food and I’m so excited to start all this holiday eating. I mean baking.
Anne Fox may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.