So Craig and I decided to "hunker in" and enjoy being home. Craig made a fire in the wood stove - and I made cookies.
Craig wanted Oatmeal Cookies. So I went to my favorite source - Pinterest - and I found a recipe for Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Craig asked me to use steel cut oats so I put 1 1/2 cups of steel cut oats and 1 1/2 cups of instant oats. I only put 1/2 tsp cinnamon into the dough.
Don't you just love my old mixer? We got it from Craig's Grandma - and it still works! I used it to mix all the ingredients into the dough. Then I dropped the dough onto a greased cookie sheet - about 1 tablespoon per cookie. The recipe said to flatten the cookies - but I left them alone because I wanted soft chewy cookies. I baked them for 10 minutes and that was perfect!
The cookies are delicious! For the last dozen cookies I added walnuts, and Craig thinks they're the best. Next time I make this recipe, I will make some with golden raisins.
The weather may have been bad outside, but inside it was warm and wonderful!