Thursday, November 1, 2007

Have a cookie!

Between my new training program, several large orders and my wish to keep our home neat, clean and welcoming and the household basics (like meals and laundry) running smoothly, I'm feeling life has taken a crazy pace these last few days. This tide should be over in a few weeks, though, since once I finish these projects I'm currently working on I'll take fewer new orders for the next months. Note to self: do not bite off more than you can chew!

In the meantime, to cope with the elevated level of stress, there's nothing like good, relaxing music, scented candles, a bit of knitting (as time allows)... and a warm cookie, fresh from the oven! Thank you, Louisa, for sharing this excellent recipe which was so loved around here:
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 cup butter

1/2 cup peanut butter

Beat until combined. Then add

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

Again, beat until combined, then add

1 1/4 cup flour

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup chocolate chips

Mix until combined. Drop tablespoon sized drops on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375(fahrenheit) for about 10 minutes. Cool. Eat.


Laura said...

Those look great! ;)

Allison said...

It's refreshing to know that God is in control, no matter the circumstances, and we aren't left to deal with everything on our own!

Those cookies look yummy! :)

Rebekah S. said...

Oh, they sound great!!! Really yummy. I can't wait to try them out! Oh, goodness, have I still not given you the recipe for my chocolate chip cookies? I'm so sorry! As soon as I make them next, I'll take a pic and share the recipe with you! Sorry for the delay! :(

neuropoet3 said...

Anna, you're right - relaxing with a cookie makes a big difference some days. :) My sons and I like to make the baking process a "joint" effort - which usually means the kitchen is mess afterwards - but the memories are worth it! Plus, I'm having some strange muscular issues - and it helps to have willing boys to stir the cookie dough for me... :)


Bethany Sue, CFO said...

Looks great!

Terry said...

They look delicious, Anna!

Anonymous said...

mmmMMM!!! With oats & chocolate chips in them, you can hardly go wrong. Thanks for sharing.


P.S. Your list of things to cope with stressful times is exactly like mine...and it really does help (o:

tales_from_the_crib said...

mmm...cookies look good, i should try those.
the hectic pace helps you apprecaite the calm. hang in there, it's all for God's purpose!

Lydia said...

Truly, chocolate can brighten any day.<=) I am going to have to make those cookies, I love peanut butter and chocolate together. My mom and I have to stop for a simple tea time every once in a while, it makes a ordinary day special.

Happymama said...

Hi! Your cookies look yummy. I found your blog through Anne from From My Perspective. Nice to meet you!


Elizabeth said...

This is the recipe you sent me, right?!? I'm planning to make a batch of these cookies tomorrow, for the weekend. Now I know what to expect them to look like. They look delcious! :->

Kelly said...

They look great. Must have been on the same thought line. My daughter and I just came finished a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Cooler weather brings out the baker in me. :-)

Kaeus said...

peanut butter, choclate, and oats? my husband might just go crazy if i make these for him.

i know what im doing tomorrow once we actually ahve some flour!

i hope your life slows to a more reasonable pace soon.

Kathleen said...

Those look delicious!

If I may be snoopy, are the orders you referred to translation ones?

Mimi said...

take a deep breath! and don't go into overload... this pace will let up soon and you will be glad you took the course!!
remember nothing lasts forever!!
say the cookies really look good...

Sally said...

Hi, I've been enjoying reading your blog. (I found it linked through another blog I like to read- can't remember which one now!)
We just tried your cookie recipe- my husband and I just made them together after the kids were in bed. I can't remember the last time we did that! We love them, yummy with a cold glass of milk.
Take care.

Sammybunny said...

all your recipes look amazing! even the ones that i'm not allowed to eat! :-( Hope you are having a great week!

Anna S said...

Kathleen - yes, I meant my translation work of course.

Jennifer K said...

Ooh, those look delicious. I made my chocolate chip cookies and brought them into work earlier this week. By noon they were gone!

Persuaded said...

Wow....these are my daughter's cookies! Louisa told me she had sent you the recipe:-) She is a wonderful cook, if I do say so meself, lol.

Glad they helped you to relax, hon!

Sally J. said...

Just want to tell you I have been lurking here occasionally and enjoying your insight. I have this cookie recipe, too, and they ARE good. You might also enjoy them with a teaspoon of cinnamon added, and raisins instead of chocolate chips. A big favorite around here! Though I have not made them in a long long while..! Hmm. Something to do today. :o)

Rebekah S. said...

Anna, could you tell me how many cookies this recipe makes? My father has a meeting tonight with the other fathers and sons in our new church, and I was going to make cookies for them to enjoy during their meeting, and I wanted to try these, but I didn't know how many this recipe made.