Monday, December 20, 2010

I shocked myself by eating six dozen cookies in four days. Well, my husband helped, but the point is that the cookies are gone.

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I had big plans for this post.

Last week I went to the annual cookie exchange
at my mom's best friend's house.
There were so many scrumptious cookies made by seriously southern women
and I intended to photograph the beautiful cookies and include recipes
but...we ate almost all of them before I had a chance to grab a photo.
So, you'll just have settle for a picture of the empty basket
full of abused wrappings that was once overflowing with cookies.

Also, I'm feeling lazy (probably from eating so many damn cookies)
so I've decided to just share the recipe
for the cookie that disappeared the fastest.
It is oh so gooey and yummy.
Enjoy and sorry that I don't have a photo of said cookie.
They sure were good when I ate them all up uncontrollably.

OATMEAL CARMELITAS

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1 3/4 c. Quaker oats
1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. butter, melted
1 c. nuts, chopped
1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
1 (14 oz.) bag caramels
1/4 c. water

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. Combine first five ingredients. Add butter, mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for topping; press remaining mixture onto bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes; cool. Top with nuts and chocolate chips. In saucepan melt caramels and water, stir until smooth. Remove from heat and drizzle over bars, sprinkle with reserved topping mixture. Continue baking 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool. Cut into bars, store tightly covered in cool, dry place.

In other news...
Koen pointed at my belly this morning and said "ball?"

8 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

that is why I haven't baked yet. I know they would not make it till Christmas.

A. Rogers photo said...

'tis the season! :) Isn't January the "I am joining a gym month"?

Sarah said...

That recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

April said...

Love this post, --as is.

From Tracie said...

My mother-in-law sent a box with cookies and homemade candies in it last week. It is all gone.

That recipe looks great....now I just have to figure out how to get my mother-in-law to bake some and mail them to me! ;-)

Sue said...

My mom sent us SOOOO many cookies, and my kids aren't even here yet.

Both Dave and I probably have blood sugar through the ceiling.

And I can already tell that my stomach is mimicking Santa's. Not a good thing!

;)

R Montalban said...

You can say to Koen that you are just making it more comfy for him to cuddle into! I could do with eating something sweet right now like a gooey or a yummy pudding - I think it is down to cold weather and darker nights. This can't possibly be as good as the marmalade recipe I got off you a few months back could it? That was just so yummy, and I still have the coke a cola cake to make....

Sherri said...

lol
i have probably eaten that many myself.
found your blog via another blog.
I enjoyed my visit. new follower here.
Are you going to do the happiness project in 2011?