22 Mar

Inspired by My Daddy Cooks, the turtle and I embarked on a culinary adventure today. Any time I think of doing this, and I mean any time, I never have the right ingredients or the necessary organisational skills. Never. And the same was true today. I decided to try cookies, because the turtle is obsessed with the knobs on the cooker, so I try to keep him away from it. And cookies just get thrown in at the end of all the messing “cooking”. Naturally there wasn’t a speck of brown sugar in the house. Not a speck. But I was already committed. And I need to get rid of use up the oats that have been languishing in the back of the cupboard for aaaaages. Who knew oats weren’t the same as porridge? Not me! Then I discover that there’s shag all white sugar. Waaaaaaaaaaah! But there was honey. Hurrah! A worthy substitution.

Let the “cooking” begin!

We didn’t actually do too badly. Some butter was eaten. A fair bit of cinnamon. Raw oats are apparently “nice”. I did panic a little over him eating the dough, what with the raw eggs. But I defy anyone to stop him! He seems to be none the worse for it.

They’re nice cooked too.

Here’s the recipe:

1/2lb of butter/marg

1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar (or a few squirts of honey)

1/2 cup of granulated sugar

1tsp vanilla

1-1/2 cups all purpose flour

1tsp baking soda

1tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp of salt (optional)

3 cups of oats

1 cup of raisins (we used half raisins, half cranberries – something else we have to use up, although the turtle seems to have a new found love of them)

Heat oven to 350F. Beat the marg and sugars together until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda. cinnamon and salt; mix well (surely you could use self raising flour and forgo the baking soda?). Stir in the oats and raisins. Mix well. Drop tablespoonfuls of mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown (20 minutes for us).


6 Responses to ““Cooking””

  1. TheMadHouse March 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    Yummy, half the fun is in the making. I will show you my baking cupboard soon!

    • turtleturtleturtle March 23, 2010 at 9:20 am #

      Please do!

  2. Heartful blogger March 22, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    These look great! Really want to get Jake involved in cooking soon and cookie is one of his favourite words!

    • turtleturtleturtle March 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

      It was easier than I thought it would be. Hopefully the next time will be even better. And I will be more organised. Mwahahaha. Unlikely.

  3. Brandy March 23, 2010 at 6:44 am #

    Well to be honest those cookies looks scrumptious. You guys did a good job, well of course not thinking of the mess done since it is part of the fun.

    • turtleturtleturtle March 23, 2010 at 9:18 am #

      There wasn’t actually that much mess. No more than there would be if I were making them on my own. An activity to be tried again, I think!

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