Reading “When you were inside mommy” to 5-year-old…
5-year-old: Did I have play-doh in your tummy?
5-year-old: Did I have books then?
5-year-old: What did I have?
5-year-old: Soooooo boring!
(It’s a typical case when educational books backfire on parents!)
Oatmeal, raisin, and chocolate chip cookies
(Adapted from Smitten Kitchen)
For about 18-19 cookies
115 g butter (at room temperature)
100 g light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
95 g all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
120 g old-fashioned rolled oats
80 g raisin
130 g chocolate chips
Note: If omitting chocolate chips, increase sugar to 125 g and raisins to 120 g, and add 60 g walnuts.
- In a large bowl, use a handheld mixer to whip butter and sugar until creamy.
- Add egg and vanilla extract and whip until combined.
- In a separate bowl, sift flour + baking soda + ground cinnamon + salt.
- Use a spatula to add the flour mixture to the butter-sugar bowl.
- Add oats, raisins, chocolate (or walnuts if using). Mix until combined.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Use an ice-cream scoop to shape the dough on to the lined baking tray (2″ apart).
- Bake for 10′-11′, or until the edges are golden.