Saturday, August 20

oatmeal cookies!!!!

you like those soft, chewy, sweet treats, right?
yeah, man.
everybody who is any good gets down with that action.
that's a thing.
i'm talking about brown sugar;
thick, hearty, rolled oats;
lots of cinnamon,
with pinches of ginger and nutmeg and allspice hiding out;
and, in this instance,
a few other other bits and bobs to take it to eleven.
tell you what, neighbors-
check the fresh-baked-hottness-type teleport:

are those chopped pieces of dried cranberries?
raisins are good for this sort of thing,
but crans have a little more oooomph,
and if you're feelin' me on that, raise your hand.
standard cookie practice was implemented in the making of portion-
1 stick of butterish
1 cup of dark brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
a lot of cinnamon,
a little of nutmeg, ginger, and allspice-
all creamed together,
and then stirred up with 6oz of unsweetened applesauce,
and activated with 2 cups of flour
2 cups of whole oats
1 tsp each kapow and soda of the baking variety
2 T maple syrup
1+ cup chopped cranberries,
and a little bit of ground coconut, to sex it up a baby bit.
375F, oven. 13 minutes baking. golf-ball sized, hand-flattened spheres.
and then iced-
the drizzle game is a key component in making oatmeal cookies exxtra-expert.
real talk.
powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and soymilk,
slurried in a hurry, but allowed to thicken with the quickness.
that's right.
i do that sort of stuff.
i mean, c'mon, guys-
who among us isn't about that fresh-to-death treats lifestyle?
harvest and maple and i are very fortunate to be able to span time together.
and we're doubly so for al the great foodstuffs we've been stuffin' down the hatches.
it's a sense of belonging.
that's what family dinner is for us.
elite meals, and elite desserts,
and elite times making and baking and creating together.
we are a team when we're all here in the Folk Life & Liberty Fortress,
and that's the best part of all of it,
as it really happens,
and as it just so happens, too;
never quiet, never soft.....

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