Thanks again to Tracy for hosting another delicious bake along.  This month’s recipe was Kate’s, and man did it hit the sweet spot.  I don’t think I’ve made it a secret that I am not a good baker.  Something about precise measurements and me don’t mix (probably why I’m still lost when it comes to crochet gauge).  I also have been on a lifetime diet, so I’ve never tried to improve my baking skills until I starting “baking along” with this fantastic crew.

Cookies, though, have always been the exception.  A couple times a year I dust off my hand blender, buy flour and chocolate chips and go to work.  So, I was thrilled when Grandma’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies were announce for the month.  Little C wanted to help, as usual.  I’m beginning to see that my five year old’s version of helping is pouring in the sugar, tasting it over and over, getting her own  bowl of chocolate chips and then ducking out to go play.  Oh well, I tell myself I am creating memories.

As per instructions I combined the sugars and butter (which I substituted instead of shortening, and then proceeded to melt too much in the microwave).

Little C didn’t mind the substitution or mistake and kept dipping her fingers in and telling me it was delicious.  I added the flour and oats, then boiled some water and was planning on diluting the baking soda when I accidentally dumped it into the mix.  Oops!  I scooped out as much as I could, and mixed it in the water.

The dough didn’t suffer, and I ate my share of it for proof.  With a teaspoon I balled up the dough and placed it on a cookie sheet.  As per instructions, I used a cold fork to flatten them down.

I didn’t end up with 7 dozen, like the recipe stated.  I came out with almost three, but they are amazing!  Just thinking about them is making me hungry.  If you want to eat some really good cookies, this is the recipe for you!  Thanks Tracy and Kate, this month’s BAL was a success!

Here are some of the other bloggers who are baking along this month.

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