Tuesday, March 9, 2010

consolation by cookie

okay, so obviously i'm a bit out of sorts about my finger. what's a girl to do, then? invent a cookie!!

these are so yummy, and the innovative result of being bored, in pain, and craving something sweet while also having a plethora of weird ingredients laying around. the sour cherries go so good with the bittersweet chocolate, and the cereal and coconut give it texture and solidity. so here's a recipe of my very own:

jenn's consolation cookies

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup five grain cereal (or oats, i just opted for "healthier")
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • walnuts if you like them

cream the butter and sugar, mix in the egg, then dump the rest in. i know some people employ traditional, fussy ways of baking but i'm not one of them and it turns out exactly the same when i'm sloppy about it. so don't judge me.

drop on a baking sheet (i use a small ice cream scoop) and bake for about 12-15 minutes at 350. et voila! yummy cookies.

after all is said and done, i could only eat one...
my kids, at least, will enjoy my efforts.


Susan said...

a stick of butter and coconut always makes me feel better, too ;) sorry to hear about your finger, jenn. take some of the advice you are surely always giving your boys and "please, be careful!"

rachel.lyn said...

yum...you should bring some of these my way :)