The very best cure for a case of the can’t-help-its (more commonly known as ennuie): baking.
More specifically, baking a delicious treat and then sharing it with wonderful friends while watching, for the zillionth time, the finale of Lost (and still not understanding a thing).
Then saving part of the cookie dough and baking for more friends while watching Life Aquatic, and discovering how well PBR pairs with a Cowboy Cookie.
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Icing on the cake (Get it? Because they’re cookies.): when my roommate’s Down Syndrome brother looked at me in horror when I offered him a Cowboy Cookie.
Him: You want me to eat cow poop?!
Me: No, no. It’s the name of the cookie. CowBOY.
He picks one up trepidatiously.
Me: Do you like it?
Him: Taste like cow poop.
However, a whopping five cookies later proved (I’d like to believe) that these cookies bear zero resemblance to excrement. A rousing endorsement, right?
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These hearty cookies are chock-full of melty chocolate chips, salty walnuts, and rich brown sugar with the oatmeal adding that guilt-free aspect that totally makes these an acceptable breakfast of champions. It’s basically just a delicious little bite of comfort, the perfect cure for any bad day.
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1 c. shortening
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. oatmeal
1 pkg. chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
Cream the brown sugar, white sugar and shortening. Add the rest of the ingredients, one at a time. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.