Yep, it's COLD here today, so I put that cold to good use. I made cookies. At least these are marginally healthier. And they are delicious! As you can see the recipe makes a bunch, plenty for now and plenty for later. I froze some of the ones that are baked already, and also some of the dough for fresh baked later.
OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES - MINE
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups canola oil
1/2 cup usweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla
6 cups old fashioned oats
3 cups all purpose (plain) flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups walnuts or pecans, chopped
Mix sugars, oil, applesauce, eggs vanilla. Add remaining ingredients. Drop on
greased (or use parchment paper) cookie sheets by rounded teaspoon. Bake at
375 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before removing
from cookie sheet.
Makes about 10 dozen cookies.
Note: If you put the walnuts or pecans on a cookie sheet and heat in the
oven (that is preheating anyway) for about five minutes, the flavor will be intensified.
I got some narcissus bulbs a while back and planted them here and there around the yard. They are blooming beautifully and doing their best to make the world smell better. You can see it's pretty windy here still. If you listen closely you can hear the chickens.
They were having a glorious time rampaging around in the breezy sunshine.
With some cole slaw,
and a pan of cornbread.
And on the sewing front - I have just put aside what I had sewn on the quilt for my neighbor's sister and started over. I don't like giving someone something I've made that is not my best.
Hope you're doing something lots of fun!
Hugs and kisses,