Is it normal to get so excited over something that you plan, plan and plan in anticipation, hoping that doing so will occupy your mind so time passes that much quicker?
I think so. I think we all do it. Especially when a certain boy is coming to visit. I love visits!
Maybe that’s how I’ll feel like when I’m old and grey and my grandchildren come to visit. Perhaps it’s exactly how my grandma feels. Visiting is fun though, especially when it holds the prospect of food.
Well when the boy comes over to visit, he’ll be needing cookies. Plenty in fact, since the only ones he gets aren’t homemade, stuffed with milk chocolate buttons nor made by someone he actually knows. And we all know that makes the difference.
So if you’ve got someone coming to visit too, here’s some cookies they’ll probably love and thank you for. And here’s some from me to you, for visiting.
Chocolate Chip and Oat Cookies (adapted from Eat Me! by Xanthe Milton AKA Cookie Girl)
60ml sunflower oil
85 g unsalted butter, room temperature
90g brown sugar
50g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
180g rice flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
170g milk chocolate buttons/chips
1) Preheat oven to 180 degreesC. Line two cookie sheets with greaseproof paper.
2) Mix the oil, butter and sugar together and beat until smooth (it will look fairly runny). Mix in the egg and vanilla, followed by the oats.
3) In another bowl, sift the flour with the baking powder and baking soda. Tip the flour mix into the oats mixture and beat with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined. dd in the chocolate buttons/chips and stir.
4) Drop heaped tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray, leaving 3-5cm between each. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until set. I bake mine crisp since I like crunchy cookies. Cool on the tray for 10 miutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.