Figure 1. The Cookie Monster of yesteryear.

Figure 1. The Cookie Monster of yesteryear, prior to the Great Carrot Conversion of 2006.


Because it’s SO FUCKING COLD I had to break my habit of not cooking and use the oven to heat my house a bit.

So I made a ton of Oatmeal Craisin cookies. And yall, they are so good!

Here’s my recipe, which I amended a bit from one I found online:


1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 & 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups oatmeal (quick oats)

1 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Mix butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla together. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Mix until just blended. Add oats about 1 cup at a time and mix until blended. Fold in dried cranberries and walnuts. On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop spoonfuls of batter and bake at 350 degrees on ungreased cookie sheet for between 7-10 minutes, until tawny brown. Let sit rest on cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes before removing and cooling on newspaper.

Figure 2. Actual Cookies I Made With My Own Hands/Will

Figure 2. Actual Cookies I Made With My Own Hands/Will



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