Friday, January 30, 2009

Cookies for snacks for the week

Since it is cold outside today and I want to warm the house, cooking is definitely in order. DSCN1043If you guys have kids, you know how important it is to have food around, especially with teenage boys. Gabe is so skinny that you can see every rib, but he can make a half pound hamburger disappear so fast your head will spin (what is starting to worry me is that he is now starting to eye my food. I can see the calculation as to whether he can take down the old bull and eat his food too. Thankfully he still thinks I can take him, but I wonder how long that is gonna last?)

So cookies are the order of the day.

  • Pound of butter
  • 3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup sesame butter (look, it was huge sale $0.89 a pound jar)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (my only tirade today is to get rid of all the fancy electrical choppers/food processors/cuisinarts and just get a damn sharp knife and chop them up yourselves…it took me less than a minute)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the peanut butter, water and vanilla. Combine the flour and baking soda, stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the rolled oats, walnuts, cranberries, and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an unprepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cookies are lightly toasted on the edges. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks.


And the kitchen was at 65 F the entire day.

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