Sometimes I get bored. I bet you are wondering how on earth that could happen with three kids, but it happens. There are only so many re-runs of Big Bang Theory a gal can watch before I decide to get off the couch and do something fun.
I know I’m a nerd. For two reasons A.) I admitted that I watch Big Bang Theory and B.) Doing something fun means baking cookies. I’m sure there are even more reasons than that, but those two are what I’m going with for today.
Anyway, I wanted to make some Smart Cookies, but I was lacking some of the ingredients, so this is what I made with what I had. I have since made them a few more times, and my friends like them so I think it is safe to post the recipe.
Here is my recipe for White Chocolate, Oatmeal, and Blueberry Cookies. (My next project should be to think of a better name for these).
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks of unsalted butter softened at room temperature
1 cup white granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
the zest of one large lemon
3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 – 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips
1 – 4 oz bag of dried blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Then set aside.
Using a mixer or beaters, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until well incorporated. Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon zest and mix until combined. Then slowly add the flour mixture until its incorporated. Stop the mixer or beaters and add oatmeal, white chocolate chips, and blueberries. Then slowly mix the ingredients for a few seconds until everything is well combined.
Next, scoop about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough onto the parchment lined cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 – 11 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer carefully to a cooling rack. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.
Now, I will watch Big Bang Theory while I eat some cookies.
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