Dessert

Oatmeal Cookies


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Let me start by saying… the above picture… is TOTALLY an Iphone 6s pic… wowsers! I’m impressed. I finally updated my cell phone just for the new camera on it. And for the gigantic screen. Went for the PLUS! And I am so glad I did. Best decision…. well as far as fitting in my pocket not so much but the camera and the big screen is worth it. I love shooting with my big camera with my 50mm lens but it’s a bit cumbersome. So you may be seeing a mix of Iphone and Nikon in this blog.

I’m headed to a cookie/candy Christmas party tomorrow! I’m getting drunk on some sugar so I’ll skip breakfast so I can eat guilt free. I’ll bring some coffee to cut through the sugar so I can try everything! I hope nobody looks at me funny as I take pictures of all the goodies. I’ll want to share it with you with the attached recipes! I bet there’ll be so many treats that you can make for friends and family for Christmas.

At least that’s what I’m planning – my neighbors and friends are going to score big on sweets for the holiday!

I was trying to figure out what to make for the party. I LOVE seeing everything that Christina Tosi bakes and posts on Instagram. Even Starbucks loves to copy what she brilliantly creates! I tried this recipe tonight just to see if I could make a delicious cookie that is party worthy. SCORE! It’s on permanent rotation. I have a special request from the hubs. He wants some raisins in them… so that’s what I’ll do!

Oatmeal Cookies www.choppingsticks.com

You can mix everything in your mixer with the paddle attachment. Use a medium cookie scoop and roll in some powdered sugar.

Oatmeal Cookies www.choppingsticks.com

And bake for approximately 10 minutes. They come out of the oven so deliciously crunchy and soft inside… ridiculous!

Oatmeal Cookies www.choppingsticks.com

Oatmeal Cookies www.choppingsticks.com

So this recipe is totally 100% hers and not mine. Try it today!

Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 and 3/4 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (I used unsweetened but you can use sweetened as well)
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 375 degrees
  2. Beat the butter, light brown sugar and granulated sugar using the paddle attachment in a stand mixer. Mix until light in color, fluffy and all sugars are incorporated. About 3 minutes.
  3. Add eggs and the vanilla and mix on medium for another minute or two.
  4. Add the flour, oats, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and coconut. Mix on low until just mixed.
  5. Place confectioners sugar in a separate bowl. Use a medium cookie scoop and roll the dough mixture into a ball. Then roll in confections sugar to totally cover and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Keep cookie dough about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake cookies for approximately 10 minutes until the cookies are just lightly cracked and light brown.
  7. This recipe will make about 2 dozen cookies!
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Not Your Father’s Root Beer Float

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I married a man who does not have a taste for alcohol.  And I mean any alcohol – especially beer.  He went o Publix and found Not Your Father’s Root Beer.  It’s beer made with root beer spices!  Sure enough, it tastes like bitter root beer!  WHAT?!  He always comes home with a few things that aren’t on my grocery list but I was not prepared for this!  This explains my excessive use of !!!!!  He always sits and drinks Pepsi while his friends drink beer, beer, and more beer.  He feels left out.  I think it’ll be so funny for him to pull up with alcoholic root beer.

While he sat in his recliner, kicked back with his half man half kid drink, I automatically thought – I wonder what that would taste like as a root beer float.  An adult root beer float! HAHAHA!  Why not!  So we tried it.

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Fresh Peach Buckle

Peach Buckle www.choppingsticks.comI found this delicious recipe when I watched Farmhouse Rules!  The one Nancy made on TV was a strawberry buckle.  I had strawberries so I thought I would give it a shot!  So…. what happens when you wash strawberries and then put them in the fridge when they’re still wet and touching each other?  They get fuzzy and gross.  GREAT!  It didn’t ruin my dessert though because hella yea… found a fresh peach from the farmers market in my fruit drawer.  YES!!!!

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