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Angels Unawares, Serial #12 and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Is it done yet?

No, I’m not talking about winter–but now that you mention it, today is the first day of spring (or fall, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere). Yayyyyyy! But keep it quiet–don’t want to rouse that mean Old North Wind! Probably still has a couple of gusts and maybe a flake or two up his sleeve.

But what I was really talking about with the Is it done yet? whine is the little child in all of us (yeah, you too!) that wants what we want and wants it NOW! I burned the heck out of my mouth last night tasting the Southern Cherry Cobbler before it had time to cool. That’s a great recipe–five minutes to prepare, tops–but it takes about forty-five minutes to cook and another twenty or so to cool AND I WANT IT NOW! Maybe next time I’ll put it in the fridge for a few minutes (then I’ll be crying But it’s too cold!–I must’ve been a really whiny kid!).

Where was I? Oh yeah–Is it done yet? These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are about as close as you’re going to get to having a hot dessert ready as soon as you want to eat it. About five minutes to mix, eight minutes to cook, another seven minutes to cool (five if you blow on them and have really cold breath) and you’re eating away in twenty minutes. Can’t do much better than that with anything not out of a box. Give it a try!

Now if we can just figure out how to make winter get done that fast. We’ll put our R&R techies to work on it and get back to you.

oatmeal chocolate cookie

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

2 Tablespoons light brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg yolk

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon)

1/4 cup oats

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup chocolate chips

oatmeal choc chip cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Add the vanilla and egg yolk, and mix until all ingredients are evenly combined. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, oats, and cinnamon to the butter mixture, and slowly mix the ingredients together, careful not to over mix. Once the cookie dough comes together, fold in the chocolate chips.

Divide the cookie dough into four balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake the cookies for 8 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for five minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 4 cookies.

cookie bite

{Adapted from Like Mother, Like Daughter}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #12 of “Angels Unawares”.

Angels Unawares, Serial #12, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Angels Unawares, Serial #12, text © Jeffrey Anderson


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