who wants a cookie?

...and it's friday already! honestly, how did that happen?! crazy. i mean, i know our week was busy, but wow friday is here already?! i'm not complaining though. nope. i love me my weekends!
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 cookies
375 degrees. approx 10 min.

cream together:
1 c. butter
1/4 c. peanut butter (i'm a little generous with this)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. br. sugar
2 eggs
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


  1. Those cookies look insane, and that's a compliment!

    Our weekend includes cookie baking too, probably ginger snaps or banana bread cookies. I agree that keeping the kitchen active makes body and soul feel better...

    I had a bit of a yarn untangling fiasco this morning but now my sweet fiber hanks are wound and ready to go. I'm having last minute hesitation about the pattern I chose, but I think the Rustic shawl (a very simple, garter-stitch shawl) will do the yarn plenty of justice. what do you think?

    1. banana bread cookies sound to die for!!! yum!!!! i think that pattern will look lovely as well :)

  2. the rustic shawl is gorgeous! do it! what colour are you knitting it up in? thanks for the cookie compliments! and i know you know your baking! haa.. i've never heard of banana bread cookies! sounds yummy and squishy!

  3. That book looks interesting and the cookies look delicious...is 9:40pm too late for me to start cookies...Hmm, I can't decide.
    I'm dreaming of a wood stove, too. We were just reading one of the Little House books before bed and it makes me want one even more! :)

    1. i looove the little house series. it's been forever since i've read that! you should check out "more with less" it's a really great book. i loove it. when i lived in germany it became my go to cook book, because it was the only one written in english, but then i really started loving all of the recipes, and reasons behind the philosophies too... i want to cozy up to a woodstove, a good book, and knitting right now. xo

  4. Ohhh...thanks for sharing the cookie recipe! They look so yummy! I just might have to bake up a batch this weekend! I have to agree, nothing warms up the house more than cooking up some soup and baking nothing but yumminess...mmm...! :)

  5. Ooh, me, I want a cookie! :) I totally want to make those right now, they look tasty. I love that you knit in the kitchen:) Hey, I have a question - I have yet to try those coasters but still want to, and I have a bunch of carded sheep's wool from a friend - do you think that would work or would it be too coarse?
    Thanks! Have a great weekend, Becs! :)

    1. hiya sarah! has the wool been plyed? if it's basically roving it could be super squishy and probably susceptible to being snagged... but on the other hand, it could be a huge coaster that's uber soft... you'd need a bigger crochet hook... how are you doing? xo

  6. I just made some similar to these cookies, last weekend. But yours make me want to make them again!

    1. haha oh no.. cookies do that to you ;) hope you're having a fab weekend! xo

  7. Hm, I have no idea! I'm pretty uneducated about wool! I can't find my crochet hook, maybe I'll get a bigger one then. :) I'm doing well, how about you? I just made those cookies this afternoon - doubled the recipe, out of habit - oops, makes a lot! But so yummy! :)

    1. haha that would be a lot of cookies. you're funny.. but also good at sharing ;) xo

  8. Yeah a woodstove would be the BEST! Great cookie pictures! Love them!

    1. thanks kimberly! yes i am a huge fan of the woodstove. i miss them sooo much!


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