It's been awhile. I've been busy. With life. With cancer. With three kids. With work. With moving houses. With separation agreements. With radiation. With loneliness. With emptiness. With happiness. With hope.
I've spent a lot of time lately at hospitals. There is a lot of love, touchable and palpable, in those purell-washed walls. Those memories will be with me forever. I found out last week that my scan shows my thyroid cancer is "gone". Yay.
So, here's a recipe. My favorite cookie. It can be whatever you want it to be. Raisin oatmeal (my favourite). Chocolate chip (my daughter's favourite). Plain or fancy but always comforting.
This cookie recipe can be all that you want it to be. It likes chocolate chips, raisins, dates, coconut. It plays well with others. Just substitute the raisins and coconut listed in the recipe with your favorite stand-in. If you're making chocolate chip cookies, you may want to leave the cinnamon out.
Makes 24 2-inch round cookies
1 stick (¼ pound or 1 cup or 8 ounces) unsalted butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
¾ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ cups quick cooking oats
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup raisins
¼ cup coconut
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1 to 2 minutes until soft. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and mix until light and fluffy (about 2 to 3 minutes). Add the egg.
In a different bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, oats and cinnamon. Mix in the raisins and coconut.
Drop the batter by spoonfuls on a lined baking sheet.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool.
My girls were very excited to find out that my cancer is gone
and made me this carrot cake!
They're so sweet!
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