But as of this very moment I am so tired. It's one of those days where it's been raining and the cold has started to come in and the clouds have begun to cover the sunlight...pretty much it's gloomy! I don't do gloomy very well :( Seattle readers I don't know how you do it!!
A few months ago Brian and I went to a bookstore, we wandered around the halls of this giant store looking for everything and nothing at all. Nonetheless it's guaranteed that I will walk out of there with something...we were comfortably sitting down this far off bench from which there was perfect sunlight pouring from the window behind us...when Brian reached over to this book cart and handed me a pretty hefty book with golden edged pages...'The Golden Book of Baking'! Best find yet!! :)
So I made oatmeal raisin cookies with a bit of a secret ingredient just because...I mean do I really need a reason to bake...nope!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned quick oats
- 1 1/2 cups raisins
- 1 1/2 cups rice krispies (cereal) ---> secret ingredient
Preheat oven to 350F. Your cookie sheets should be buttered or lined with parchment paper. I like to butter them if I don't have parchment paper at hand. Whisk the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl. In a different bowl mix butter and sugars until they fluff and gradually add the eggs.
Add in the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well. Then stir in the oats, raisins and rice krispies. Once all the ingredients are well incorporated scoop hefty spoonfuls onto your cookie sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes. This recipe will make 30 + cookies.
The rice krispies made these cookies crunchy AND softy-chewy!!