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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Foody Friday - Desserts

Duh-duh-dessert. Oh yeah. Alright. Uh-huh.

Do you see me dancing as I chant that? Do you? Do you?

I have to confess I'm feigning excitement. I know, I know... what is wrong with me? It is sane and normal to be a sweet-lover... I'm more the popcorn, Doritos-loving type. I eat dessert... don't get me wrong. I just don't necessarily crave and LOVE them.

Not so my Mocha-loving hubs. He is a dyed-in-the-wool sweetie. Pun intended. Poor guy has said "Is there anything sweet to eat?" after dinner for 11 years. Almost every night.

And I hand him a bag of chocolate chips.

I love you, honey. I'm sorry. Thank you for still loving me.

But every so often, I do get a hankering to bless my husband and children and put a few pounds on myself, and I make a nice big batch of something. It's usually Chocolate Chip Cookies, that's the favorite. And we use the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag. Don't worry, I won't bore you with that recipe.

Just made something new. THESE were good. With a scintilla of spice. Mmmm.... I tweaked a recipe to make it a wee bit more healthy... and it be goooood.

The chefs. In their cute aprons made by friend Heather.

And... the secret of this recipe... make sure you "smash" the eggs with a potato masher. These will not taste right if you don't follow Corene's example.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup butter, melted
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10 minutes until light and golden. Do not over bake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Did I remember to take a picture of the final product. Ah. No. And it's too late now. They are


Happy Foody Friday! Don't forget to leave a comment if you linky! And put the title next to your name!! Don't follow Auntie Dawn's example. She was doing this at midnight. :oP


Dawn S. said...

You could give these to Grandpa for Christmas and it would be his favorite gift! These sound good...maybe I will get to eat some soon...

J mom said...

Love this idea and enjoy participating each week too. Thanks! Do you know how you get your comments to come up in another box? I would love my blog to do that too.

Elena's Garden said...

Yumm, those are my favorite cookies!

Jennifer said...

Sorry for posting something I haven't even tried yet--I'm just way excited about this recipe!

Yvette said...

Oh these recipes sound SOOOO good, and I'm really hungry right now. Not a good thing.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies...yum! I'll definitely give these a try, especially since they're made with whole wheat flour...I've been trying to use it more often when baking. Thanks Jenny!

Annika said...

Oatmeal Raisin cookies are my favorite! I might try your recipe tomorrow :)

Anonymous said...

That sounds good. I was thinking about making a batch of cookies. I will have to try your recipe. I love the Foody Friday idea.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I practically had to cast out the demon of sugar-lust after reading this post, Jenny. I love dessert, and I love to bake. I have SO MANY SWEETS in my house right now, it's ridiculous. And just this week, I decided I'm limiting myself to one small treat a day to help speed the baby weight loss.

So I must. Look. Away.