Sunday, February 24, 2013

Getting Some Work Done...Only to be Interrupted by a Cookie Craving!

Yesterday I spent the day prepping for baby #4 (finally!) and was pleased to cross some things off of my list.  We took a trip to Home Depot in the morning to pick out a paint color for the nursery and I hope that it will be painted by next weekend.  Since we do a gender-neutral nursery, we were thinking about yellow or green (our nursery in our old house was bright green), but after some discussion, we decided to go with gray.  It may seem like a strange color choice for a nursery, but we checked out some photos on Pinterest and loved that we can use purple and pink for a girl or blue and green for a boy.  

While we still have some work to do, the basics are taken care of.  I ordered diapers online last night from and Target, as well as some other necessities on my list.  Big sigh of relief here!  As the day went on, though, I started to have a little craving for some homemade cookies.  I searched the pantry, only to find that we had no chocolate chips, so I opted to try to find a new cookie to make with oatmeal.  After a quick internet search, I found a recipe that looked good, and whipped up a batch.  They were delicious!  Soft and chewy and a little snickerdoodle-like.  Here's the recipe!

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies (found on

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats

In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugars.  Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.  Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture.  Mix in oats.  Cover and chill for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place parchment paper on cookie sheets.  Roll dough into walnut-sized balls.  Place on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork dipped in sugar.  Bake for 8-10 minutes (mine went about 10) and let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes.  Place on cooling rack.  Enjoy!

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