Have you already heard that one oatmeal joke? It was a lot of mush, so I won't bother telling it here.
Ok, so I decided to be domestic and do wife stuff this weekend. This means I baked. Actually I did the dishes and 2 loads of laundry too. Andy of course did husband stuff while I did this. He bought a shop vac, napped on the couch for 2 hours and drank a beer. Good work, husband.
So I got this recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. I actually really enjoy her entire website and was eager to try one of her delicious looking recipes. I picked this one because I just happened to have everything in the house (except for the pecans, but they were on sale at Meijer so I picked up a few).
And well, I didn't have shortening either, so I used one stick of butter and one stick of margarine. I don't think this hurt the recipe at all.
As far as other deviations from the recipe, I also cooked them for a bit longer. They suggested 10 minutes, which I did for the first cookie sheet full, but I didn't think they were well cooked. I left the next 2 rounds in for 15 minutes and got the fully cooked consistency I was looking for.
And while they were sitting on the counter cooling, of course Tobias stuck his big fat nose up there and snatched one when we weren't looking.
And of course yesterday after Andy took one from the case and didn't replace the lid, Toby plopped his front paws on the counter and snatched another.
Toby also sat by my side EXTREMELY interested in what I was doing the entire time I made the dough. I am very careful about not touching dog and then touching food I am preparing, so his big puppy dog eyes staring up at me made it hard to stay focused on the cookies. And his constant licking of the air. Followed by his constant licking of the side of my pants. Dog is weird. And hungry, apparently.
Anyways, I really liked the cookies and so did Andy (and Toby). And considering the ingredients were common, I'll most likely make the recipe again soon.