Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Challenge 4: Oatmeal Crispies


Let me just start this post by saying....


These cookies are phenomenal.

Okay, now that I have that off my chest, let's continue.

You know how they say "the secret is in the sauce"? Well, to me, for a cookie, the secret is in the vanilla. This isn't just any vanilla. It's Madagascar Vanilla (from Williams Sonoma) and there is absolutely nothing like it. It will make the most mundane cookie one to win the blue ribbon at the State Fair Cookie Contest.


Now listen Pioneer Woman, I am not calling this cookie mundane. Never. This cookie doesn't know what the word mundane means.

And please ignore the DIRTY sleeve on my North Face. How embarrassing. I had no idea it was that filthy. Yucks.

I threw in the shortening and sugars of the brown and white variety and got to mixin'.


Mixin' Mixin' Mixin'...


Now, when it comes time to pour out the teaspoon ingredients, grab the cutest set you have. It matters. Trust me.


The simplicity of this cookie is a factor that will keep me making these over and over and over....and over.

Oh, and also the taste. OOOOOHHHHH, the taste.


I am a sucker for any dessert with oats.


Nevermind the fact that I had to write a Facebook post asking all my friends what "rolled oats" were because no one was answering their phones. No where on this can does it say ROLLED. Oh the confusion.


Cookie Dough. The Greatest Blessing In Life.


I was instructed to roll the dough into a log and then cut them in .5 inch slices. That was hard because I don't know how to measure. But I guessed and they were perfect. Isn't it funny that the dough blends in with my granite countertops?


Sliced and ready to bake! They kind of look like rice krispy treats here.


I kicked the second log up a notch and added chocolate chips! Why? Because I can. And because chocolate makes everything better.


Don't make fun that each cookie is a different size. I told you I can't measure.


Num num num num num....


This recipe made 29 cookies. And I ate 27. Just kidding. I had 28.


SB said...

I like cookies of different sizes. You never know when you might have a giant cookie need or a smidge of a cookie day.

katie said...

well those look absolutely divine:)

Leslie said...

Made these a few weeks ago and still have dough in my freezer...they are fabulous!

mary said...

I made these a couple of weeks ago, and they were gone within 24 hours!!!

Veronica said...

Need to make these for my hubs like soft, chewy oatmeal cookies the BEST and I think I could make these work!!
Keep Rockin' those recipes! ;-)

Miss M! said...

Try the Mexican vanilla. If the Madagascar Bourbon is good, the Mexican is DIVINE. Yum yum! (I'm also a fan of the Nielsen Massey Almond extract)

Annie said...

Hey! I have those measuring spoons! Anthro ;-)

April said...

Yummmm ... and I LOVE your Anthropologie measuring spoons - I almost bought those the other day. The next time I buy new plates or bowls or whatever - definitely will be from there!

John said...

Those cookies look absolutly divine!!