Cookies, Lyme’s Disease, and working sinks

Yay! Our kitchen sink is back to working!!! It makes me so happy to watch the water flowing freely down the drain and the dishwasher not backing up into the sink. And the best part is it’s going down the drain instead of all over the kitchen floor. Happy, happy, happy day.

We were sitting watching a movie, when all of the sudden, on the tv….. a chocolate commercial. Oh no! That chocolate craving arrived full force. So, without further ado, my best friend and I began tossing ideas of chocolate bake goods back and forth. She wanted something chocolate. I wanted peanut butter. So we settled on oatmeal. Slight problem…. there is a severe lack of chocolate in oatmeal cookies. With an adjustment here, and an adjustment there I came up with a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip.

As far as the lyme’s disease goes, the only reason it came up was a disagreement. I said it was carried by ticks, she said it was heriditary. So between spooning out cookies onto the tray and stuffing them in the oven, we solved it. She asked her dad–I won. 🙂

Anyways, here goes my chocolate craving solution/make again recipe.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

Excuse the hand…. My best friend made a grab for a cookie….

1/2 C butter plus 6 T, softened
3/4 C packed brown sugar
1/2 C granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups oats
2 cups chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl combine the butter with the sugars. Using a mixer on medium speed (or melt the butter), blend it really well. (It will look kinda gloppy. But don’t lose heart! We shall add yumminess.) Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Using a mixer, blend well.

Switch to a your favorite spoon (Mine broke.) and stir in the oatmeal and chocolate chips.  It should look pretty good. Kinda thick, but not dry. On a cookie sheet, drop rounded teaspoonfulls of cookie dough. When mine baked, they were about two inches. Bake them in a preheated 350 oven for 12-15 minutes. It should make about four dozen, depending on how many you eat.

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