Saturday, June 18, 2016

oatmeal cookies


I forgot how good these are. You can let yourself go and add whatever you like. 

If you are on low fat diet then forget it. These are ordinary and they have two teaspoons butter per cookie. 

Eating a dozen is the same thing as eating a stick of butter except worse because they have a lot of sugar and white flour. In such volume as this those ingredients make the healthy aspects of oatmeal useless.

So what. They're great with milk or ice cream or anything.  

20 comments:

ndspinelli said...

I love a good oatmeal/raisin cookie. I'll treat myself to one @ a coffee shop when I walk more than 10 miles. Cookie and skin cappuccino. When and why did it change from skim to nonfat? I have refused to change and still use the monosyllabic skim when i order. Everyone knows what it means. Mu mission is for skim to not leave our vernacular.

ndspinelli said...

Couple typos. Fuck it.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

It is counter intuitive, but cookies with high fat (yours, shortbread, lots of nuts, etc.) are generally better for you than other cookies (certainly store bought ones). Sugar is what makes one fat. Rich cookies won't make you lose weight, but the fat satiates and you generally eat less. The butter does not allow your blood sugar to spike, which makes you want to eat more cookies.

So enjoy a couple.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Mmmmmm cookies for breakfast. Whenever I decide to have a couple of oatmeal raisin cookies with my coffee (or rhubarb oatmeal crisp) my husband tries to give me a bad time about it. Pshaw!! I say. Oats, nuts, flour, egg, fruit, fats some of the needed food groups. Ok. Maybe too much sugar. It's just a couple of cookies (or piece of rhubarb crisp) So sue me!

I should get some of those cooking/baking mats that Chip is using.

ndspinelli said...

I have a rhubarb patch that both my mother-in-law and secretary harvest. It's that time of year. Mother-in-law makes a killer rhubarb pie. None of this fucking strawberry/rhubarb horseshit, JUST rhubarb. The crust is, of course, made w/ lard. my late mother really loved this pie. When she would visit there would always be a pie here for her. She loved a big slice for breakfast.

My secretary makes a rhubarb/oatmeal crisp that is better than sex.

ndspinelli said...

Evi, Absolutely correct about fat satiating. One trick I learned that works for me. Say I have a plate w/ pot roast, carrots, and mashed potatoes. I go heavy on the meat and carrots w/ maybe a bite or 2 of the spuds as I begin. Almost invariably, when the meat and carrots are gone, half of my potatoes remain, and I'm full.

Rhythm and Balls said...

No fair! You just made that look good with trick photography!

Rhythm and Balls said...

Sometimes I think Chip's goal in life is to get all of you to lick the webpage.

ndspinelli said...

I just lick the porn webpages.

ndspinelli said...

Speaking of licking. I just finished licking my fingers. I went for a walk on a hot day. Came into my air conditioned house, drank some ice water, and enjoyed one of the many pleasures summer's bounty brings. I ate a chin drippin' Georgia peach over the sink. Later in the season, the states of Michigan, Colorado and Idaho will supply me w/ one of my favorite fruits.

It's going to be 120 in Phoenix. Think about how AC has changed our world. It allowed the southern half of this country to expand in population exponentially. I know some folks who live in Phoenix. They say their summers are like Wisconsin winters. You hibernate. But before AC, how the fuck did they hibernate?

Rhythm and Balls said...

But before AC, how the fuck did they hibernate?

By going to Vegas.

Or Lake Havasu.

In other words, by getting distracted, wet, and/or wild.

Actually before AC no one lived there. Or even in Vegas, really. It was the fucking desert. The population didn't get above 100k until 1950. And then over the next ten years, it quadrupled.

ndspinelli said...

Ritmo, But what about the entire south, Texas, Alabama, Florida? I lived in KC which is pretty hot from 1975-81, before central AC was standard and AC in a car was a luxury. I was in my VW bug all day and then went home to a house w/ 2 AC window units. We had a heat wave in 1979 where it got above 100 for 17 straight days. Hundreds of people died. Many were old folks.

Rhythm and Balls said...

What about it? They still weren't as hot as Phoenix and were already populated from before. They had slaves to stand over them and cool them off by fanning palm leaves or something.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I would rather be in Phoenix at 100 plus degrees than in St Louis, or Kansas City, at 85 degrees. The heat in Phoenix is a dry heat and the humidity in the Midwest is the worst. Like being wrapped in a big hot sauna towel all day long, dripping in sweat that never ever evaporates. Oppressive.

We were traveling from the Midwest at the 85 degree 80% or more humidity level. We deplaned in Phoenix and it was 110. What a freaking relief to get off that plane to the dry heat of the Southwest. Ah....thank GOD!!!!

As an aside. Our Mulberry tree went bonkers this year and I picked at least a gallon, so far, of mulberries. My fingers are purple, like I just voted in Iraq. I'm making cobber to go with the BBQ beef short ribs, corn on the cob and baked beans for dinner. I guess I'll have to freeze or make jam or dehydrate the rest of the mulberries. The tree is still loaded.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

@ Ritmo

They had slaves to stand over them and cool them off by fanning palm leaves or something.

The majority of the people in the south didn't have slaves. One thing that they did invent to help with the heat and freaking humidity. Dog Trot Houses.

The dogtrot, also known as a breezeway house, dog-run, or possum-trot, is a style of house that was common throughout the Southeastern United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Some theories place its origins in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Some scholars believe the style developed in the post-Revolution frontiers of Kentucky and Tennessee. A really great idea that, if I lived in the Sacramento Valley where it routinely gets above 100 for days on end, I would build one.

Some old and some new Dog Trot houses.

rcocean said...

"Eating a dozen is the same thing as eating a stick of butter except worse because they have a lot of sugar and white flour."

My dad only made one kind of dessert - oatmeal cookies.

Damn they were good. I thought he was a genius, until I found out he just copied a Quaker Oats recipe. I

rcocean said...

"We were traveling from the Midwest at the 85 degree 80% or more humidity level. We deplaned in Phoenix and it was 110. What a freaking relief to get off that plane to the dry heat of the Southwest. Ah....thank GOD!!!!"

Agreeance. Anyone whose suffered through a Memphis Summer will appreciate the difference between "Dry Heat" and humid Heat.

At least in the West, the temperature drops at night. In the Southeast, it can be 85 at 4 AM.

ndspinelli said...

I am always intrigued by different stuff. A few weeks ago my daughter bought me breakfast. I put jelly on my toast. She remarked that was "old school." I never thought of jelly/jam as a generational, class, race, thing. I assumed all demographics ate jelly. Hell, peanut butter and jelly! But, that classic sandwich introduction to jelly is disappearing. Between peanut allergy phobia and health concerns, many parents never make PB&J. My daughter is a nanny and attuned to that stuff. So, I have been asking young people, 30 and younger, about jelly. I've spoken w/ maybe a dozen, hardly conclusive I know. But, only one of those people were a regular user of jelly/jam. The rest either never used it or rarely. One young waitress told me she might use it in a restaurant but never buys it @ the grocery store. I'll keep interviewing young people. Interviewing is what I do. People almost invariably will answer my questions. Maybe I should bill Smuckers or Knott's Berry Farms for my work.

ndspinelli said...

I've spent a lotta time in KC and St. Louis. Maybe it's bullshit, but St. Louis seems a bit worse than KC. I blame the Mississippi. Although the mighty Mizzou runs through KC.

Methadras said...

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are the one of the worlds most perfect food. Right there with Pizza. You have all of your basic food groups covered in one thing.