Thursday, August 23, 2012

Never too sick to bake!

For the last couple of days, I have been home getting over an upper respiratory infection.  Today was one of those "never too sick" to bake days.   I guess that means I'll have to return to work tomorrow.

I came across All things heart and home blog today, and tried the following recipe:

Starbucks Outrageous Oatmeal Cookie

*1  1/2 cup oats
*1/2 cup all purpose flour
*1/4 cup dark raisins
*1/4 cup golden raisins
*1/4 cup dried cranberries
*1/4 tsp baking powder
*1/4 tsp salt
*6 tablespoons unsalted butter
‘*1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
*1/4 cup granulated sugar
*1 large egg
*1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
*1 teaspoon vanilla
*4 tablespoons dark raisins for topping
*4 tablespoons golden raisins for topping
Preheat oven to 350*. Blend together oats, flour, raisins, cranberries, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside. Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg, cinnamon and vanilla, beat until combined. Gradually add oat mixture, beat until combined. Combine raisins for topping in separate bowl and set aside. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inch’s apart.
Place 1 mounded teaspoon of raisins on top of dough. Bake until cookies are golden brown but are still soft.- 12 to 16 minutes.
Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

They are yummy!...  I replaced the craisins and raisins with 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.  You may want to double or triple the batch as.....Let's just say, they disappear quickly!
We're having company Labor Day weekend, so I thought I would get ahead of things and baked a loaf of banana bread.  Normally, I would have used Grandma Lewis's recipe (which holds a secret)...but, I decided to stick with a littler healthier version and made Heavenly Healthy Banana Bread.
The smell of bananas and chocolate baking are a "guaranteed to feel better" fix.

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  1. Hi Mabel...looks like you are baking like me! Anything with "Starbucks" on it must be good! And King arthur recipes too. love,andrea