on winning hearts and minds


There’s something really very wonderful about baking, and that is you can never bake only for yourself. I’ve made cookies and cakes before in which yes, probably, I could polish off one lonely evening or a day the refrigerator is lacking. And after living in smaller apartments with less people I’ve often found that tempting. But now living with four other people, we bake and cook for each other. Which is good because cookies are never meant to be eaten alone.

I made these cookies a week or so ago and that evening, we brought them down to the bar below our building. The bartender brought out a plate, and it was passed around between them, the barback, the cooks, the customers, and of course, us. The communal cookie exchange only made these taste much better, and trust me, these cookies are really good. A simple recipe that’s easy to adapt, as I would remake them with macadamias or maybe pecans, and I also found recipes that used cranberries.  Eat with a glass of milk, eat more than one, eat with the people you love. Happy Valentines Day.

White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, adapted from All Recipes.

two sticks butter

1 cup light brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 cups ap flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 cup rolled oats

2 cups white chocolate chips

2 tsp cinammon

if you wish, 1 cup nuts (macadamia, pecan, whatever…)

Preheat your oven to 350 and lightly grease some baking sheets.

In a medium sized bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and smooth. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and stir into the mixture. Last of all, stir in the oats, white chocolate chips, cinnamon, and any sort of nuts. Drop by tablespoons onto your cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes and then remove to cool on wire racks.

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One Response to “on winning hearts and minds”

  1. Allison Says:

    Those look good! Perhaps I’ll make them when I go home

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