Tuesday, January 31, 2012

oatmeal butterscotch cookies

"these are the best cookies that you have ever made"-sean

disclaimer: i am not a huge fan of butterscotch so these are in fact not my most favorite cookies, but everyone else who has tried them loved them, so i figured it would be worth sharing!

 recipe adapted from the bag of hershey's butterscotch chips bag.

oatmeal butterscotch cookies 

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cups butterscotch chips

1. preheat oven to 375.

2. beat butter, granulated and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. add eggs and vanilla; beat well. combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. stir in oats and butterscotch chips; mix well.

3. roll approximately 1 inch balls between hands and place on cookie sheet. i usually fit 20 cookies on a sheet. bake for approximately 12 minutes, rotating cookie sheets after the first 5 minutes and then after each 3 to ensure even cookies. cool slightly on cookie sheets and then move to wire rack. cool completely. 

yields 4 to 5 dozen cookies, depending on cookie size.

i hope you enjoy these cookies! i didn't get a chance to take any pictures of them because they didn't last long... note to self: take pictures of food before offering it to the bearded wonder.

just a thought. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

happy birthday!

today is my husband (what!?) sean's birthday. i cannot even begin to list the ways that i am thankful for him and for his leadership. everyday there are so many things that sean does in order to serve me and show me how much he loves me- he always leaves me notes on the fridge, takes out the trash (which is actually a bit of a hassle in our apartment), helps me clean the apartment without being asked, and a million other things he does just to show me that he loves me. i am beyond thankful for him.

what a stud. i love you to the moon (and back)!

just a thought.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

jumping back on the bandwagon.

looking at my blog archive it is clear that 2011 was not a very productive blogging year for me! 15 posts!? that is crazy. i can definitely say that 2011 was crazy busy- i really cannot believe that i fell that far behind on blogging... i am hoping to get back on top of this blogging machine! hoping that my friends can help keep me accountable on this one! i have been doing lots of baking and cooking lately, which i can promise will be topics coming up in the near future! i have a few fun things to share, hopefully i will actually share them! for now i will just leave you with a photo from this Christmas. 

just a thought.
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