Aloha. There are about seven hours left of this read-a-thon. I finished my first book which was entertaining and had lots to absorb.
Between then and now I cranked out and slapped dinner onto the table for the crew and got in some crafting while listening to this recent Overdrive Listen hold that had come in:
I’m 40% the way through it so far. All I can say about it so far: What in tarnation took me so long to read it?!
Karen had mentioned, “…I look forward to seeing the cookie:)” Here you go:
I don’t usually follow the blogs of food bloggers since I pin recipes all the time on Pinterest. However, I discovered Hip Foodie Mom on IG and liked her enough to follow her blog.
This is Alice’s Spiced Oatmeal Cookies. I’ve tried a couple of oatmeal cookie recipes but lemme tell you, hers is the best!
I had bought a bag of organic, tart, dried cherries at the last Costco run since my mum once made cookies with dried cherries which was a pleasant change from raisins. For weeks, I’ve had to give the evil eye to the husband and Cupcake for wanting to break open the bag. I told them I was saving them for baking and if they were going to bust it open and eat it, I wasn’t bakin’ anythin’. That made each of them put the bag away quickly.
Look at today’s recipe results:
I didn’t have sliced almonds and my honey likes to have a bit of chocolate in his sweets so I subbed the 1/2 cup of almonds for 1/8 cup of chocolate chips
and for an 1/8 cup of walnuts.
I used my medium and small scoops from Williams-Sonoma to make each ball of dough. These cookies came out like pillows of dough in the middle with edges of crunch. I love how thick they are and how the dough’s not dried up from these three components. I was able to get 30 cookies out of Alice’s recipe. The four of us each had at least two today.
Okay; back to reading. I’m going to start this one:
in my little spot here:
I’ll try to stay up as late as I can. Aloha.