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.
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.