To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day Seven~DPP

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
Cream together the first three ingredients until smooth. Add in vanilla and eggs and mix.
In a separate bowl sift together:
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture. Be careful not to over mix.
Add in two cups of oats and half a package of chocolate chips
Place tablespoon size balls onto  an un-greased cookie sheet or parchment paper* and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until just turning golden brown.

*So, if you're like me and you only have parchment paper because of some long forgotten past craft project you might want to be careful when using it for an actual cooking activity. Practice or something because man, oh man, is that stuff slippery! What exactly do I mean by that? Well if you are used to say, just pulling your cookie sheet straight out of the oven you might want to consider whatever physics lesson is involved in pulling a cookie sheet out of the oven that has slippery parchment paper on it. Because the cookie sheet can go in one direction whilst the parchment paper (and cookies) go in the other. And warm cookies will fall through an oven rack like water over a dam. And when you grab a spatula  to hold up the heating element so you can (in theory at least) sweep up all those broken cookie parts you might want to consider the effect of a hot heating element on a plastic spatula. Because a plastic spatula smells kind of gross when it comes into contact with a hot heating element. But don't worry because the smell of burning cookie will soon cover up the toxic smell of burning plastic. Because you can't actually reach in a pick up the crumbled cookies and they will fall through crooks and crannies that you couldn't possibly reach even if your tried by emptying out that little drawer thing under your oven, removing said drawer and cleaning every spot you can conceivably clean.
But it's actually all okay because it was the second to last batch of cookies and you still have a nice picture to use for the one a day December photo project.
And under your oven is now really really clean.


Amanda said...

oh my. that escalated so quickly. :0)