Saturday, January 28, 2006


Well, NOW I’ve gone and done it!

I enjoyed the “dueling comments” brought on by my post of Thursday. I was a little surprised that Christina didn’t weigh in with her own remarks, but she was probably busy.

Anyway, I told Carol last night (after I had already posted my “rant” about education) about the fun comments, so she read the blog post and the comments.

She was offended.

And it’s my fault.

I was finally able to cajole her into telling me WHAT was offensive about my post. “Didn’t I brag about your beef stew and the black-eyed peas and ham?” I pleaded. “Didn’t I compare your cookies to almost magical elves’ waybread?”

Her nostrils flared, and she accused, “Yes, but you called them chocolate chip cookies!

I was confused. I said, “Uh... yeah. Isn’t that what they are?”

She informed me that they are, “Peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate chip cookies!”

Oh... Gee.


To make amends for my (unintended, I swear!) slight of her baking prowess, I will reproduce below the entire recipe for making these wonderful taste treats.

Please take note — this is an historical occasion. It is the first time (and probably the last) when you will find a recipe on ROMANTIC RAMBLINGS.


Cream together:
1 c. butter flavored shortening
1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
2/3 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla

Mix together first then add to creamed mixture:
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 c. old fashioned Quaker Oats
1/2 c. toasted wheat germ

Add last:
2 c. chocolate chips

Dough may seem crumbly so compress spoonfuls slightly and press lightly on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes 6 dozen cookies. (John’s note: You’ll need more!)

There! Hopefully that will bring peace to the Earle household again, and much joy to your taste buds.



Hale McKay said...

Congrats on 14k hits.
...Yum - those cookies sound delicious - recipe has been given to my wife

Anonymous said...

Trust me - those cookies are delicious! I'm looking forward to next week more and more all the time.

the many Bs said...

I'll be happy to send you my address if you are going to make some for me. You can ship them FedEx overnight priority delivery! Yummmmmmm........

Anonymous said...

Please can you convert 1 c into metric for me? LOL. What is toasted wheat germ. I have enough parasites caused by yeast, is it necessary for me to add more germs to my system? Seriously now - what is wheat germ?