Sometimes you just need a cookie.
Don’t you agree?
This past week, I’ve been on staycation. I’ve never done a two week staycation before, but I’ve gotta tell ya, I like it. A lot. I think I could get used to this staying home thing. I’ve heard of staycations before, and even know a few people who have done it, apparently, there is nothing like enjoying your own home, your town, and your own bed. Some people even go out of their way to make their homes like a hotel, even going as far as to get a new mattress from someplace like on Leesa.com, and they really love it.
I think I’ve learned that what I love most about staycation though, is that I can spend nearly all my time in the kitchen.
The theme this past week has been cook, eat. Cook, eat. Cook, eat.
Are you catching on to this whole staycation thing?
Now, if only all that cooking and eating part didn’t include lots and lots of dishes, I’d be all over staying on staycation full-time!
Anyhoo, remember how I told you that my favoriest cookies in the whole wide world was my Whole Jar Of Peanut Butter Cookies? Well, these Spicy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies come in a close second in our house; and they land at the top of The Husband’s list of favorites.
So, go bake and enjoy!
p.s. What is your favorite part of a staycation?
Spicy Oatmeal Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt into the sugar mixture. Fold in the oats.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden, being careful not to overbake. Let the cookies cool for 2 minutes before removing them from the cookie sheet.
Adapted from Beth’s Spicy Oatmeal Cookies @ AllRecipes.