Ever just cannot sleep? I mean you toss and turn, and toss and turn? That is exactly what happened last night. I just could not shut my brain off no matter how hard I tried.
So off I went into the kitchen. What relaxes me and always put's me in a good mood? You got it!!
Just a simple "mmmmmm" will explain. Did I mention how easy these are to make too? I didn't? Well, just call me sleep deprived.
This is a recipe I have adopted from the Food Network. I will link you the recipe, and give you my 3 additions.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes
Yield: 32-34 cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry recipe can be found HERE.
For this amazing recipe, these are my only variations:
- Add 1 tsp grated orange zest to flour and sugar mixture, cream as instructed.
- Increase flour to 1-3/4 cups
- Place cookie dough in refrigerator for 1/2 hour prior to baking.
-By adding the orange zest to the butter mixture, you are actually enhancing that amazing cardamom and cinnamon... you are bringing those levels to well, sky high! Not too much orange, you don't want to overpower it, just 1 tsp. As Goldilocks says; "just right"!
-I like cookies with substance to them. I want a cookie that I can bite into, does that makes sense? By increasing the flour by just a little, we can make sure we have a nice cookie to hold on to, or better yet, bite into. What?
I know, I'm full of information...
"Another double espresso please, no lemon" *grin*
So here you are my friends. Amazing cookies that are a snap to whip up and are absolutely delicious!!
Till next time!!Dishin with Didi