Tuesday, March 6, 2007

The Holy Trinity

Chocolate Chips. Peanut Butter. Oatmeal. - Sacrilegious cookies.

Every Sunday our close friends come over for what we unanimously refer to as "Sunday Dinner." This weekly get-together was unintentionally started by my roommate Jerrald and I. Shortly after moving into our new apartment we anxiously took on cooking as a hobby, most likely in response to transitioning from the mindset of recent college graduates to that of young professionals. Cooking was always one of those life-skills lingering in the back of my head that I've always wanted to learn but I never actively pursued it until I graduated last May.

Our aim was simple enough, learn a new recipe once a week, which usually meant the weekends. We've kept this tradition up for about nine months now and I can honestly say that I've learned a lot. Wow, I just realized that I've been out of school for ten months. Yikes! You'd think that such a hobby would help me to leave my college eating habits/diet behind but I for one still eat like a broke college student.

Armed with nothing more than the Nestle Cookbook my sister gave me this past Christmas I ventured into the world of baked goods. Now just about everyone has had a chocolate chip cookie and I would imagine that a large portion of the general US population has also at one point or another consumed an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. The same can probably be said for peanut butter cookies. But only an elite few can lay testament to what happened this past Sunday. From within my humble kitchen, my oven immaculately conceived the Holy Trinity - peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Nothing washes down blasphemy, I mean cookies like a tall glass of milk - be sure you have some before baking.

Directions for converting atheists: (I combined two different recipes here)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flower
  • .5 teaspoon baking soda
  • .5 teaspoon salt
  • .5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 sticks margarine
  • .66 cup packed brown sugar
  • .66 cup granulated sugar
  • .66 cup creamy peanut butter (next time I'll use chunky)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
Mix the above into a large bowl and plop via 2 inch circles onto an ungreased baking sheet for 9-12 minutes at 375 degrees. This recipe will yield approximately 40 omnipotent cookies. Don't be surprised if you start singing gospel songs you've never even heard at the top of your lungs in the shower.

For your sake, I wish computer screens were scratch and sniff. Peanut butter - chocolate chip - oatmeal - cookies...I say my rosary to thee. Amen.

*Shout out to the originator, JC... and I don't mean Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

Anna Rea said...

oh they were immaculate..