Saturday, June 28, 2008

Cookies!!

Lately I've been feeling a little blah. I think all the changes going on in my life are just overwhelming my emotions at the moment. Nothing will be wrong at all and then in the blink of an eye I'll be gushing tears without an end in sight.
1. We're moving and we've had a slight hiccup with our loan... but the Lord is working through it and we are ending up with a much better rate but with a later closing date (which will put a little stress on all the things we have to get done).
2. I got a new job and it's going really well but for some reason jobs always unnerve me a little. It's hard to get your bearings and no one likes that feeling where you have no clue what you are doing! My boss has been so patient and I've been coming along well in everything assigned to me, but I still get tense about it an hour before I have to be there every time.
3. I think the Lord is doing a little late spring cleaning in my heart and I'm just having to evaluate a lot of things inside of me... thoughts, memories etc etc... moving seems to churn these things up.

But don't be alarmed, everything is still great! There's just been a lot of deep reflecting and some tension.. but all over blessings!

So, one of my favorite ways to de-stress or to think things through is to BAKE! I love baking.
I love knowing that what I make will make other people happy.
I love the thought of friends sitting around munching on something sweet and sharing fellowship together.
I love creating something from a bunch of random ingredients.
I just love to bake (I get it from my mom who is an amazing baker and cook!)

One of my big downfalls though is sharing my recipes... it's hard for my sinful self to want to give away recipes that people love because then they will make them and people won't be so impressed when I make them. I told you it was silly.
So, here is a recipe that I refused to share with anyone in college or anywhere and I am taking a huge leap into generosity and sharing it with you all

OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES


1c unsalted butter
1c brown sugar
1c white or cane sugar
1tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2c flour (I use half white and half wheat)
1tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt
3-4c oatmeal (not instant)
1pk chocolate chips

mix together softened butter with both sugars and vanilla. add eggs and stir. add dry ingredients.
Drew doesn't really like the chocolate chips so I add 31/2 to 4c of oatmeal and 1tsp cinnamon to make them into just oatmeal cookies... and they are super tasty! However, if you add the chips use only 3c or less depending on how much you like oatmeal. You can also add nuts if you wish.
Using 1c of wheat flour doesn't seem to change the taste at all of the oatmeal cookies... so I would try it! Oatmeal + Wheat flour = healthy (right?)!

Enjoy and make sure to give me a hug the next time you see me and thank me for my generosity! haha just kiiiidddding!

3 comments:

irruption said...

seriously, probably my favorite cookie. I'm usually not a huge cookie fan. But I am a fan of these.

Maggie Ainsworth said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe, Lindsey (as well as one of these cookies yesterday)! I have found it a great practice in humility to readily share recipes. My sinful heart sometimes even wants to make it seem like I didn't follow a recipe (which is almost never true) just so that people will think more highly of my cooking/baking skills. This is a serious manifestation of pride...so you should call me on it if given the chance.

I appreciate your honesty and your yummy cookies :)

lindsey said...

ummm... I just realized I didn't say the time or temp. 350 for 8-10 min.