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!”
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.
CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES
1 c. butter flavored shortening
1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
2/3 c. brown sugar
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
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.