Mmmm! Cookies! (And TARDIS update)

Nothing says warm weather like baking! Well, okay, maybe that’s not entirely true, but I decided to try a new cookie recipe today. You can find it here.

If you’re not a recipe-reading type, then I will give you the basics: whole wheat flour, oats, granulated and brown sugar, vanilla, egg, baking powder, salt, butter, and canola oil. Oh – and chocolate chips. I substituted apple sauce for the oil because that’s what I had on hand, and I like that it is naturally sweet. Also, the recipe calls for you to blend the oats, but I opted to keep them…oatish. I prefer them that way.

Everything you need to be delicious cookies…

One thing I liked about this recipe is that it calls for you to whip the butter first, and I think that made a difference.

Point of interest: for some reason, I keep forgetting that I bought a cheap hand mixer at the dollar store one day when I was in Arkansas. I remember today, thanks to the recipe calling for one, and I used it. Boy was it easier. I didn’t use it for the dry ingredient mixing because, well, I don’t want my kitchen covered in flour.

All my dry ingredients say “WHAT?!”

Just whipping up some cookies…get it? Ha ha…
Cookies: the re-mix

The other thing I did different this time was that, as I added each ingredient, I put it away. Usually I do the mixing and then put everything away when I’m done. But I found I kept better track of what I’d used, and the clean up during bake time was easier. I always clean my dishes while my goodies are baking. Let’s call it “earning the calories I’m amount to consume”.

It’s gettin’ hot in here…I’d say about 350.

A clean kitchen is a happy kitchen