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Kitchen helpers

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Grace and Ellie are both puny today.  Amazingly enough, they both are taking naps so look with I get to do with Clara and Lydia…mix up some cookies!  Our favorites to make are oatmeal chocolate chip.  I use the recipe from the Quaker Oats box, but here’s my variation:

Oatmeal Cookies

Cream:
2 sticks butter, softened
1 c brown sugar (or even less.  I like to scamp on the sugar and add more chocolate chips to make up for it!)
Then add:
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt and mix well.
Stir in:
1 1/2 c. flour
3 c. quick oats
1-2 c. dark chocolate chips
optional:
slivered almonds, rice krispies, coconut, sunflower seeds, flax seed ground or whole, whatever else sounds yummy!

Bake 350* for 8-10 minutes.  I like to take mine out when the bottom is barely golden brown and the top is still a little glossy (i.e. probably not fully baked).  You then have a nice moist and semi-gooey cookie after it’s cooled.  Enjoy and if you try them, let me know what you think!