Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Nestle's on a Diet: It's a Cookie... It's a Granola Bar... Gulp - It's Gone!

Labor Day labors...

There's a nip in the air, the windows are up, and the curtains are blowing in a fresh breeze. It's geranium weather! A cool 67 in the morning, and a delightful 81 in the afternoon. And such a relief from the torturous summer heat. It's the kind of weather that screams, 'Let the cleaning begin'!

The cabinets were emptied, walls wiped down, pantry gone through, dishes re-organized. Knowing that everything is clean and neat creates such a fresh, homey feeling. It also creates other feelings in the tummies of those that help out...

14 yr old: "Ya know, we haven't had lemonade in a long time. Do you think all this work is worth some lemonade?"
Mom: "Definitely. Are you making?"
14 yr old: "Yeah. Actually, this massive amount of work is worth COOKIES."
Mom doesn't reply. She's just lookin' at him.
14 yr old, after gauging the reaction, or lack thereof: "I'll make lemonade if you'll make cookies"
Mom: "Deal."


The cookies:
(based on the recipe from the infamous Nestle's Chip bag. I've perfected it since that fateful day 19 years ago...)

-----------------------------------------------------------------
1/2 c shortening
1/2 c butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c raw sugar

Cream well
-----------------------------------------------------------------
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

Beat for 3 min, or 'til your arm feels like it's gonna fall off
-----------------------------------------------------------------
2 c wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Mix just 'til combined
-----------------------------------------------------------------
3 c rolled oats
12 oz dark chocolate chips
1 c. pecans

Add and stir by hand
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Drop spoonfuls onto baking sheet or stone.
Bake @ 325 for 10-15 min.
Remove from oven, loosen from baking sheet/stone.
Let sit for 5 or so minutes.
Quietly pour a cup of milk.
Hope no one walks in as you taste the first, second, third cookie.
------------------------------------------------------------------

The Last Cookie

So, this morning the afore mentioned kid is running late for school. And what does he grab for breakfast? You got it. Cookies. I was lucky to have one left to photograph! Good thing I cut the sugar in half, used wheat flour, and put in all those oats, huh?

Naturally, I'm still waiting on the lemonade.



Print

1 comment:

  1. sounds like a typical teenager deal to me! at least we know the cookies were good.

    ReplyDelete