Prepare to meet your new best friend. He’ll be there for you on sad days, accompany you to the park when you wish, and even join you for a coffee date at a moment’s notice.
If you’re not an oatmeal cookie fan, don’t let that dissuade you. The quick-cooking oats in this recipe just thicken things up a bit; the cookies aren’t really oatmeally, I promise.
If you’ve checked out my DIY Granola or From-Scratch Oatmeal posts, you know I’m a fan of learning the gist of how food works rather than having to always rely on recipe. Changing my cooking practice to learning from recipe-ing has resulted in much better food around here and has made cooking SO much more fun.
Which means that when I post a recipe on this blog, I aim to make it undeniably worth your time.
These cookies? Worth. your. time. Hashtag I’m-the-real-cookie-monster. Hashtag nom-nom-nom-nom-nom. (You’ve seen this, right?)
When I first made these cookies for our Christmas Creatures photograph, I had to leave out the citrus zest called for in the recipe (shout out to Smitten Kitchen) because I didn’t have any oranges on hand. After making them once, however, I decided to cut out the Autumn-spices-and-orange bit altogether and make a few other adjustments, too.
First I’ll serve up my version of the recipe and then [Read more…]