Tuesday, April 2, 2013

W4DW--Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

So now that wrestling season is over at our house, at least for a few months, I can go back to baking! So this weeks' recipe is a cookie recipe. It's not my original recipe, but I am more than happy to give credit where it's due. I use the recipe that comes with Crisco Sticks.
yes it lives taped inside my cabinet door, although, I have made them often enough,  I rarely look closely

Prep Time:15 min
Cook Time:12 min
Yield:4 dozen

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  •  Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 3/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. 1.
    HEAT oven to 375ºF. Coat baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray.

  2. 2.
    BEAT shortening, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.

  3. 3.
    COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat into shortening mixture at low speed until smooth. Stir in oats, raisins and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.

  4. 4.
    BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire rack to cool.

Here's the link as well............ The recipe

The only things that I do differently is this, I bake mine slightly under 11 minutes and let them sit on the pan another minute or so. I don't get to put raisins or walnuts in mine, as my family doesn't care for the 'extras'

I baked a batch yesterday, here are a few pictures. :)

Some tools I won't bake cookies without are............the ancient old metal spatula for taking them off the cookie sheet, a double cookie sheet I got over at the Amish last fall, I can still bake a double batch, start to finish in less than 45 minutes with that big guy; and the Pampered Chef Medium Scoop I like the consistent size of the cookies and they are thicker and remain chewy and moist..............not that they last long enough to dry out here anyway.

Enjoying the freedom of post wrestling season and getting my list of to-do's that have been put off checked off,
From Tulip~

Monday, April 1, 2013

Mondays in Missouri--Budweiser Clydesdales

Clydesdale Ranch Opens for Tours | | Columbia, MO |

About 40 miles from home is a new 'attraction' that many may not know of. There is a breeding facility for the Budweiser Clydesdales in Cooper County Missouri. Many will remember the new baby in the Budweiser Super Bowl commercial. Her name is Hope, she lives there with her momma, along with the first male baby born this year who was named Stan, after Stan 'The Man' Musial. You can go on tours and see these beautiful animals. It's officially open today.

Thinking that Jenna and I will have to go on a 'field trip' soon and see them. We will report back when we do!

Enjoying the sunny day, wishing it was a little warmer and thinking its about time to plant some garden,

From Tulip~



Sunday, March 31, 2013

Silent Sunday--Wrestling and Easter

Opening Ceremony, State Wrestling

First Win!

I love to catch the ref slapping the mat as Sam pins a kid!

Another Pin!

190# bracket, medal winners on the podium!
Sam and Seth after the medal ceremony

6 little Easter Egg hunters this afternoon
What a week, what a weekend, blessings have been many,
From Tulip~