Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Life With Cookies

We are definitely experiencing Spring.
I get a bit nervous to say that because I live in Canada.
As the old adage goes: If you don't like the weather, wait a bit, it will change.
The ground and greenery are all still a bit damp and brown. As the days move on, this quickly changes.
I went for a drive with Jackie the other day and took a few pictures to try and find my next drawing or painting.
Quite a few images caught my eye.

Then Jackie had a brilliant idea!

We need to make cookies!

So we did that today!
Soft, Oatmeal Peanut Butter Banana Cookies.

Full disclaimer.
I am a lazy cook and I like to enjoy my wine when I create things in the kitchen.
I do not really measure things. I just toss things in after eyeballing the quantity and hope for the best.
This is probably why I have such a difficult time making bread.

Anyway, this is what I attempted:
The oven is preheating at 350
In a bowl I added:
1 cup of melted butter
2 large eggs
1 cup of white sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas
3 very generous large soup spoons of crunchy peanut butter. The kind that has the peanuts still in whole peanut form
1 teaspoon of salt

I then used my electric mixer and blended that concoction until everything was relatively smooth.

Then I added 2 cups of all purpose flour
3 cups of quick rise oats
1 teaspoon of mixed spice
1 teaspoon of salt

I mixed all of these together and then placed the bowl in the fridge while I did very important things.
By important I mean watch an episode of Daredevil while I cross stitched.

After it chilled for a bit, (well it was placed next to the bottle of wine. I don't judge), I used a spoon and an ice cream scoop and tried to make similar sized cookies of about an inch and a bit on the tray that I lined with parchment paper.
They were placed in the oven for about 8 minuets. It didn't take very long to get that nice brown top on the cookie.
The batch made 24 - 28 cookies. I cannot give you an exact number because I had to eat a few mistakes.
They came out great. They are soft in the middle. You can taste the peanut butter and banana.

I'm off to do more important things. ;P
I think you and I both know I'm just going to veg in front a tv show.
Have a good day everyone!