I’ve mentioned before that my wonderful boyfriend is quite the cook. I’ve already lost count of how many times he’s made me dinner; I’m convinced he’s doing it to impress me still, even though I’ve been impressed for over a month now. Due to my severe lack of cooking skills, I have to show my appreciation by baking (which I’m good at if I apply myself).
I absolutely adore Smitten Kitchen’s recipes. When I dared to first make some bona-fide red velvet cupcakes (buttermilk and all), I used Smitten Kitchen and they came out wonderfully. So when Alex requested cinnamon oatmeal raisin cookies, I went to SK first and sure enough, found this great recipe for thick, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies.
It’s such a quick and easy recipe to make. Because I wanted the cinnamon taste to stand out a little more, I added a full teaspoon instead of just 1/2 a teaspoon and it made all the difference. :)
As the recipe mentions, the trick to getting some seriously chewy cookies is by chilling the dough before baking. I think I put my dough in the fridge for almost an hour before scooping and putting them into the oven. I easily got two dozen cookies out of this batch too.
Alex is sort of in love with these cookies, haha. We noshed on a few over the weekend and I sent him home with a nice big tub of them to take to work for breakfast (because that’s totally healthy, right?).
I really love having someone to bake for and I really want to start trying out even more new recipes. Cookies, brownies, cupcakes, you name it. I was also talking to my friends Julie and Katie about having a baking and booze party at my apartment when I get back from my vacation, so expect to see pictures of that.
Oh right, my vacation. Come Friday, I will be on a plane heading to Cancun to spend a long weekend there with my family. My birthday is next Monday (!!!) and hopefully I’ll be on a beach somewhere, book in one hand and a margarita in the other. Doesn’t that sound lovely? I thought so too. :)