By now y’all have figured out that when PMS hits me, it *really* hits, right? And you guys should count yourselves lucky–you only have to read (or skim) my writing about it. Poor Jeff has to *live* with me! And yes, that entails trips to buy Peanut M&Ms
So anyway, I’m PMSing today and all I could think about was oatmeal chocolate chip cookies…not sure what put that thought in my head, but man I needed ’em! Plus since they’re oatmeal they’re sorta healthy
No photos or step-by-step tutorial on this one, I whipped ’em up real quick so I could get straight to dough-eating (which, y’know, is the real reason anybody bakes cookies, right?).
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies
3/4 c shortening
1 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/4 c water
1 t vanilla
1/2t ground cloves
8 oz chocolate chips (or peanut butter chips! or raisins! or nuts! or whatever!)
Preheat oven to 350*f. In large bowl, mix shortening, sugars, water, egg, and vanilla until well-blended. Add all other ingredients and stir to combine. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottom is starting to brown and cookies are no longer shiny on top. Cool slightly on baking sheet then transfer to wire rack. Consume with great abandon.
With any luck, tomorrow = photo talk.