Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cookies + Friends = Happiness

Oh, do I have a treat for you...   the following is a  recipe from my dear friend, Julie, who I think is Emeril when it comes to the kitchen.  And, when it comes to her cookies, I turn into a monster very similar to the one pictured to the left.  I tell myself these cookies are healthy because of the ground flaxseed and bran and continue to "ahm, nom, nom" my way through each batch.

Oatmeal Cookies:
1-1/4 c. Brown Sugar
1/2 c. Granulated Sugar
3/4 c. Butter
1 c. Ground Flaxseed (Fiber!)
2-3 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Salt
1 HEAPING c. Oat Bran (Maybe 1-1/2 c.)
3/4 c. Wheat Bran (I Never Use This)
1-1/2 to 1-3/4 c. Flour
2 1/2 to 3 c. Oatmeal
1 Bag of Chocolate or Butterscotch Chips
Note:  You can also add 1-2 c. of dried fruit (raisins or chopped prunes) and/or 1 c. walnuts

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

(I kept all the extra comments that are on my recipe card so you know just how Julie does it!)

See for yourself, the cookies are delicious.  But, I know that I also get a taste of something extra.  Senses are funny that way.  Smells and tastes can trigger memories that will play like a movie in your mind.  I see the warmth of Julie, the sweetness of her friendship, and the love for her and her family that will always remain.  

Check out her witty and charming blog, the Juicy Roost.

Julie - the source of all of the goodness
being discussed in this post.

Although the cookies pictured are not the previously
mentioned oatmeal cookies, this batch was
obviously a success.  

1 comment:

  1. aww Mary! This is such a bittersweet start to my day. WE MISS YOU GUYS!!!!!!!