Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

As is typical for our weekends, the kids were bored and wanted to do some baking.  Plus we promised Grandma Elaine we would drop some cookies off for her.

Knowing I had two extra tubs of oatmeal, that was the focus for the day's baking.  And this one called for whole wheat flour, so we thought we'd try it out.  Whole wheat flour + oatmeal makes it healthy, right??

This are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  Exactly how I like my cookies to be.  I don't like "milk dunkers"...as Ryan calls crispy cookies.  I LOVE the addition of the molasses.  It adds a little depth without a super strong taste.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
{yields 24-36 cookies}

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 Tbsp molasses
1 Tbsp milk
2 cups rolled oats
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together the brown sugar and butter until well combined.  Add eggs, molasses and milk and beat well.  Add oats and remaining dry ingredients and mix until blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Scoop dough using a medium cookie scoop (about 2 Tbsp) and drop about 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes, until edges are beginning to brown.  Cool cookies for 2 minutes on cookie sheets and then remove to cooling rack to cool completely.

original recipe posted by What Megans Making


Turning 5

I finally found my camera cord, so I can share some pictures of Henry from his birthday.

He's not a ham at all.

And making faces at the camera is always a good way to pass time while waiting for everyone to show up.

{He's practicing to be a break dancer}

Henry's favorites...

1. What is your favorite color? Blue
2. What is your favorite toy? Dream lite
3. What is your favorite fruit?  Oranges and apples and bananas
4. What is your favorite tv show? Johnny Test
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Brats
6. What is your favorite outfit? I can't choose one
7. What is your favorite game? Water skiing on the Wii
8. What is your favorite snack? Apples with peanut butter
9. What is your favorite animal? My dog, Maggie Brynsaas
10. What is your favorite song?  Creepin and Springsteen and Lee Brice
11. What is your favorite book?  I don’t have a favorite
12. Who is your best friend?  Olivia
13. What is your favorite cereal? Cereal with milk
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play tag
15. What is your favorite drink?  Milk
16. What is your favorite holiday? 
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play tag
15. What is your favorite drink?  Milk
16. What is your favorite holiday? Every holiday
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? My dream lite
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Meat
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Brats and mac n cheese 
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to work for Daddy

So Happy 5th Birthday to the sweetest, kindest, funniest little 5 year old I know.  You are truly a blessing to our lives, Henry!

Mom & Dad


Supper Round-Up

I have great pictures to share from Henry's 5th Birthday...but first I have to find the cord to connect my camera to my computer.

So for now, I thought I'd share what is going to be showing up on the table for supper this week.

First up...Ham and cheese bites.  I can't find the original recipe that goes with this photo, but I think we can pull it off with leftover ham, cheese and pizza dough.  

Ham and cheese bites

Korean Beef from Six Sisters' Stuff.  Looks easy enough for me.  

Korean Beef and Rice

Annika has been asking for Bubble-Up Enchilada Casserole, so we'll try to throw that in there this week too.  There are a ton of recipes for this on the internet, but this is the one we generally use.

Bubble-Up Enchilada Casserole

Then it'll be one night of leftovers and one night of Breakfast for Dinner.  Its been a while since we've done waffles, so that will probably be the breakfast item of the week.  I'll play the weekend by ear.  By then I'm sure I will have found another recipe I want to try out.  :)

Have a great week!  And hopefully I can find my camera cord soon so I can share Henry's 5th Birthday with you.