Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Costumes and cookies

One of the fun things about having kids in school is them reminding you a few days before a project that they need a costume and props. Thankfully, I'm not only handy with sewing, but with a hot glue gun.

Leelee is reading Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out in school today. She memorized the entire poem. Very proud of her. Last night, I whipped out my glue gun and attached trash to black fabric. The things we do for our children!

Last night I finally gave in to my cookie craving and had the time to make a batch of cookies. I found the recipe at orgjunkie. In order to make myself feel better about the recipe, I added 4T of flax seed. I know that's not much but it made me feel good LOL THey are super yummy and I could probably eat the whole batch.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies


2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup margarine (I used butter)

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon. Mix in the oats and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets, leaving 2 inches between cookies.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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