After the gaffe’s of yesterday, typical Monday I must say, I was so glad to see the sun beaming with shear delight this morning. It made for a more productive day, I have decided to bake today or should I say test bake. I have a wonderful recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and thats [...]

When the Sunshines So Do We

After the gaffe’s of yesterday, typical Monday I must say, I was so glad to see the sun beaming with shear delight this morning. It made for a more productive day, I have decided to bake today or should I say test bake. I have a wonderful recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and thats what my intention is for today. I will share my recipes with all of you and even my secret ingredient.  These yummy delights will be present at our daytime event on our bake sale table. Did I relay to you that the Lioness of Straffordville are graciously baking for us and from what I have heard their baking is phenomenal. 

My beautiful neice Brooke and I already did a trial run on the baking & frosting of mini cupcakes with lemon filling (never again!) and regular cuppies, chocolate with blueberry filling (delicious). That was our February 14, 2011 Goodhue girls Valentine’s Day with Mom/Gramma. This is the family time that kids need. The generational nuturing, the memorable experiences, the life snap shots. This is something I can only wish for all kids out there, that one special person who shines that beam of sunshine onto their life. It lets them know they are loved, they are worthy, it helps their self-esteem grow & blossom so they can reach their full potential.  And being with my niece and my nephew truly do enhance my life’s experience. It’s a win-win situation, kids benefit from the time spent with you & you will benefit also by the time spent with them. Warming thought isn’t it.

So, bake cookies, bake cupcakes, take the time, invite your neice, nephew, the neighbour kids; give them that life snap shot. A mess in the kitchen only takes minutes to clean up, the memory will last forever. So remember, include and the fun will include you….Life is good!…Cheers

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 3 dozen

1/2 cup butter (salted organic)

1/2 cup white sugar or sucunat

1/2 cup brown sugar (I like damara style, it’s a personal preference)

1 egg (from a happy free range chicken)

1 tspMadagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract (Secret Ingredient)

1 cup + 2 Tbsp. Flour (naturally unbleached)

1/2 tsp each salt and baking soda (use salted butter then I omit the salt)

1 cup oat flakes (organic of course)

1 cup VE Belgian Milk Chocolate

 1. Preheat oven to 375F

2. Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and VE Vanilla Extract

3. Beat in remaining ingredients. Drop by spoonful (I use a large scoop to make large cookies!! mmmm) onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden.

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