I feel like my life is on fast forward right now. It’s already the end of January and it feels like yesterday was just New Years Eve. Ahhhh, I can tell this year is going to fly by! I’ve been so occupied with my job and school work. Speaking of which, I totally forgot how much work school is and how big of a procrastinator I am. Note to self: Don’t keep things for the last minute. I really need to get back into a daily routine.
How’s everyone feeling about this storm that’s been hitting us this past week? I absolutely love it! The sound of rain bouncing off the tin roof of my tool shed is a harmonious sound that will surely put me to sleep. The only downside of this storm is all the accidents that it’s caused. Please be safe driving, guys!
I’ll be heading to the Magic Castle for my third time tomorrow and am completely stoked. I’ve always been a sucker for magic and tricks. If you haven’t been there before, you definitely need to find a way to get in! It’s amazing!
This recipe comes from Kar in the Kitchen, but I adapted it by omitting the shortening. I was never a fan of that stuff– I say, use butter whenever you can! This cookie was chewy and flavorful, but maybe a tad too sweet. I also don’t really care for oatmeal in my cookies, but if are one that can’t do without oatmeal, then give it a shot! This is also a very versatile recipe and you can add or swap whatever add-ins you’d like… dried cranberries, white chocolate instead of the milk chocolate, a bit of toffee… the possibilities are endless!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 generous teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together and set aside. Beat butter and sugars until very fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well incorporated. Add half dry ingredients, mix until incorporated, then repeat. Stir in oatmeal and chocolate chips.
Drop cookies onto cookie sheet using two spoons or a scoop and bake 9-12 minutes, depending on how done you like them. I prefer to take the cookies out around the 9 minute mark (they will look underdone) and let them finish cooking on the cookie sheet out of the oven.