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It’s kind of a cloudy, dreary morning over here in Denver. Little Face was up early. I’m talking before 6am early.

We got up and ate oatmeal together. And I remembered (as I do every time I have it) that oatmeal makes me hungrier than I was before I ate it. Very odd.

I also remembered that I don’t love oatmeal. Unless it’s in cookie form. (Anyone with me?)

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So, I made oatmeal cookies.

 

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Meeker took one bite and said “Mmm…I am simultaneously lowering and raising my cholesterol with these little cookies” – sounds like a wash to me.

Which means you should make them and eat them today – they won’t affect your health/weight/cholesterol one little bit.

But your taste buds will be happy.

Three Chip Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 c flour
  • 1 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick) softened
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 c old fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 c white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.

In a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed (or just with your muscles and a spoon) beat the sugars and btuter until creamy. Don’t over mix – I’ve found out the hard way (about a million times) that this is detrimental to oatmeal cookies. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.

Gradually add the flour mixture and beat just until combined. Then stir in the oats and chips.

Drop by heaping teaspoon onto the cookie sheet and bake for 11-13 minutes or until golden.

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