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January is National Oatmeal Month!

January is National Oatmeal Month!

Happy New Year! Let’s eat some oatmeal!

I must confess that I have a horrible sweet tooth. If I am eating a bowl of oatmeal I will literally stick 1/2 a stick of Land o Lakes Butter in my bowl ALONG with a large healthy (well, not really healthy but…) scoop of brown sugar. Who’s with me???!!! So, as you can almost feel my excitement as I write this, I love Oatmeal Cookies. Being that I am more of a baker than say – a regular meal maker – I have made and tested out several types of these recipes in my lifetime and I have to say that this Quaker Oats recipe is truly the best one I have ever come across. Enjoy your cookies! Oh and a disclaimer…I dont remommend eating oatmeal with a 1/2 stick of butter and mounds of brown sugar BUT if you must? Enjoy it! 🙂 Here is the recipe for these yummy cookies http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and-recipe/vanishing-oatmeal-raisin-cookies.aspx

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In the Kitchen Tonight: Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

After a long day at work and in need of comfort food, there is nothing better than fresh out of the oven oatmeal raisin cookies.  The moist oatmeal, raisins and a hint of cinnamon make this all time favorite deeeeelicious! My favorite recipe is the traditional Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe – the “vanishing” in the name fits perfectly because ya can’t help but to eat more than one.

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

In the Kitchen Tonight: Wedding Cookies

Today was a happy day.  Got to witness two of the most amazing people in the world unite in marriage and be a part of the happy wedding festivities (congratulations Brandon and Rachel!).  I was also tasked with making the cookies… here are the pictures of the cookies platters and the yummy recipes for Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter Cookies*, Russian Tea Cakes* and Sugar Cookies*.

*For the Russian Tea Cakes, I used Pecans for the nuts

*For the Peanut Butter Cookies, I added regular salted peanuts to some of the batches

*For the Sugar Cookies, used a heart-shaped cookie cutter, Betty Crocker Frosting in several flavors (white, yellow and pink) and white/silver sparkly cookie/cupcakes decor

 

Smurf Cookies

I just saw the movie Rock of Ages and it totally made me want to get in touch with my 80’s side tonight.  I am proud to admit that I grew up in and survived the decade of blue eye-liner, big hair, rubber bracelets (ala Madonna) and our own special language (totally tubular…gag me with a spoon!).  The Smurfs were my ultimate favorite cartoon to watch on Saturday mornings – who can forget Papa Smurf and his words of wisdom.  My favorite (of course!) was Smurfette.  So in honor of this wonderful decade I wanted to pay homage to my favorite little blue people. Check out this fun Smurf Cookies recipe right here from The Party Animal.

PS. I did try to find “big hair cupcakes” and the such but wasn’t very successful. Smurfs are way cooler anyways. 

Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

Its’s National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! I truly believe this is my mother’s favorite day of the year.  Probably even enjoys it more than Christmas or Easter.  As a child, all we ever made were peanut butter cookies.  No sugar…no chocolate chip…only peanut butter. She would always put the fork in a bowl of flour and then make criss crosses across the peanut butter dough. At times, she would even let me have a taste of the raw peanut butter cookie dough (these were the days before we were alerted not to eat raw eggs, etc.)  My mother loved peanut butter so much, she would eat it in her cottage cheese, with pineapple,  in cereal, or just by the tablespoonful.  In our jars of peanut butter at home we always had imprints of spoons.  So in honor of National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, this cookie is for you, Mommy!

Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

How to possibly resist Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies? These cookies are enriched with peanut butter, Snickers Bars and chocolate.  You can find the recipe hereMake sure to visit Brown Eyed Baker  for more delicious recipes.