as you may or may not know, our weather has been cold, and wintery, and just not like victoria weather... so we are finding ways to bundle up and stay warm along with the rest of the country ;) one of the ways i like to keep warm, is to hang out in a warm kitchen. who's with me? oh yeah! with the oven on, and soup simmering on the stove... and knitting close by (i totally knit in the kitchen... and i suddenly need an apron that says that) lol. ...honestly, wouldn't that be awesome? yep. totally...
ahem.. where was i ? oh yes.... i had soup simmering on the stove... turkey soup actually (we saved the carcass for when we weren't sick of turkey anymore). i dug it out of the freezer a couple of days ago, and now we have hearty-warm-good-for-the-soul soup... i also made some dinner rolls to go with it. (i'll share it with you another post... as i awesomely forgot to take pics of the process).. hey. i was hungry..
but then these happened...
these made us happy... and forgetful of the cold. i bet you would like a little cheer! so here's the recipe: xo
these are an adaptation of a recipe that i have from the "more with less" cookbook by doris janzen longacre. this is also one of my go-to cookbooks. it's really one of my faves! so again...this isn't my recipe...... but i've tweaked it... so here's my version of it.
chocolate chip oatmeal cookies375 degrees. approx 10 min.
1 c. butter
1/4 c. peanut butter (i'm a little generous with this)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. br. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. rolled oats
1-2 c. chocolate chips (i add whatever i have)
1 tbsp. honey
1 c. nuts (optional).. i didn't put any in this recipe this time...
mix well. drop by teaspoonful on baking sheet lined with parchment paper (you're call on the parchment paper, but it sure helps with clean up) bake at 375 for about 10 min. i sometimes found that 8 or 9 min were enough. just make sure that the cookies are turning a golden brown colour.
these are soo yummy!!! and really, they'll make you happy. promises. also, your kitchen will be warmer, so that's a bonus too...
now if only i had a wood stove in my kitchen.. that would be perfect!
what are you up to this weekend? i have plans to finish two projects and start another. it will happen, because my stubborn self tells me so. and i'm so missing my knit night girls, so that will happen too! i'd love to hear about your plans for the weekend! what's your fave cookie? come chat, i'll save a cookie..or two for you. xo