So all week long, I’d been planning to give you an awesome recipe for green cookies for St. Patrick’s Day. I could’ve just added green food colouring to my favourite oatmeal cookie recipe but no, I had to get all “healthy” and “creative”. So I tossed the tried and true aside and instead, experimented with a new recipe for cookies that calls for avocado in place of butter. Apparently, the taste disappears while the green colour remains.
They were, in a word, VILE. Vile to look at and even more vile to eat. I considered running back to the store for more avocados but I quickly realized that I was out of energy and out of time. Night had fallen. St. Paddy’s day was over. I went to bed feeling defeated.
Twenty four hours later, my culinary mojo was back. I was determined to redeem myself and prove that I could bake a mean cookie. Even if it wasn’t green.
I did it!
Foolproof Oatmeal Cookies*
Inspired by a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks: Clueless in the Kitchen by Evelyn Raab
1 cup butter; softened
1/2 cup each brown & white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp each baking powder & baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
handful each of chocolate chips, Skor bits, and crushed walnuts(optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Cream together the butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla until it is smooth and light.
3. Slowly mix in all of the other ingredients in the order listed above.
4. Drop the batter by the tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet. You should be able to get two
Sheets with 12 cookies on each.
5. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.
*Warning: if you are a lover of cookie dough, then beware of this dough. It is, by far the tastiest and most addicting I’ve ever tried.
Now that I’ve confessed my food foibles with you, share yours with me; when have you majorly messed up in the kitchen?