Cookies & Sweet Thoughts

I made these cookies today and felt I should re-post the recipe for them (I originally posted the recipe in my other blog that I've stopped posting in). They're incredibly good, and rather easy to make. The recipe is double, and i adjusted it a little for my tastes (I use less chocolate chips than it calls for--I like enough chocolate to get the taste, not to overwhelm).

  • 2 cups melted butter

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 4 beaten eggs

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 4 cups flour

  • 3 cups chocolate chips (1 and 1/2 pkgs. 12-oz) (dark chocolate is best!)

  • 3 cups rolled oats

  • nuts optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a large microwave safe
bowl or on the stove. Add sugars and let cool a bit. Add eggs and
stir. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Stir some
more. Add flour and stir. Then add chips and oats and mix everything
really well. (The dough will be quite stiff. Don't worry. It's
supposed to be that way.)

Use a teaspoon and drop by rounded spoonful onto a greased cookie
sheet, 12 to a sheet. (Each spoonful should be about the size of a
walnut with its shell on.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2
minutes. Then remove to rack. (The rack is very important--it make
them crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.)

(These freeze well if you roll them in foil and put them in a freezer
bag, but they probably won't last that long.)


A Romance novel. I think it was called Cowboys and Kisses, but I'm not sure, it was ages ago.

So I've been thinking, I got a reply, privately from Max about what's going on with me and I agree with him for the most part. I think the min thing is I don't know myself as well as I'd like. I got to know myself a lot better while I was in New Zealand, but I still don't really know myself. I've been really sheltered, and both of my parents are incredibly smart, so I do tend to act like I know it all or as Max put it, that nothing is new to me. I have an ego, but apparently I don't come off as humble as I thought I was. Well, as much as I'd like to change that, I think I'd rather be honest with myself as say it probably won't. I'll try first to change the know-it-all aspect first, then when that changes, maybe it'll magically make me appear more humble, or something. If anyone else has any ideas, I'd appreciate them as well.

Question of the Day: What's your favorite kind of cookie?

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