Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Have a Little Fun // Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

I know it's been forever since I posted, and for that, I apologize...But I must state my excuse. So many ideas have been rushing in my head about this blog and it's social media that I have lacked to post.. I've realized how depressing this blog can get. All seriousness and nothing to look forward to reading. That is, nothing fun. With that said, I have come up with a few ideas. Ones that will help you find joy in your life as a stay-@-home-daughter. Ideas, Recipes, hope chest ideas, tips on cleaning and of course some Godly tips too. So, without further ado, I give you the first post on having fun cooking with siblings.

I don't want you to think that as I post things about spending time with my siblings, that I am perfect at it. Matter of fact, I am terrible at making sure that I haven't neglected them. I have been trying to remember to listen to them, talk to them, play with them; most times, I fail. Miserably! But with God's abundant grace, He will pull me through this and I -with Him- will win this race. And so can you. Hopefully, these posts will encourage you to draw closer to your siblings, that it would most of all, make you realize the importance of being a FAMILY in action and not just appearance. ;) With that said, let's move on to what we did today. :)

Autumn seems like it always says "bake day, bake day!" doesn't it? The weather gets nice, the windows of the house are open, and it just smells like all around goodness! Dad wants oatmeal cookies to go with his work lunches this week. As I pulled everything out of the cabinet that I would need, I realized that this was one of those times that my siblings could join in, and that I could take the moment to be that "awesome big sis". So we did. We made cookies all together and had a little afternoon fun. ;)

The 3 Teddy Bears rolling dough

Pink 1 guarding the dough form Pink 2

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla 
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups quick cups
1 cup raisins


  1. In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with a large fork dipped in sugar.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
You can also find the recipe HERE on Allrecipes.com  (Note: I have made a few changes to the ingredients than the original recipe.)

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog! Now go have some fun baking those cookies!!!