One thing I’m working on in my life is accepting when things don’t go quite as I’d like them to. Of course, I like to translate this into something relating to food. Specifically cookies. So my new phrase? “That’s just the way the cookie crumbles.”
Lately, I’ve been too busy to post daily, so I post every-other-day (and still feel kind of bad about it).
But lately, that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. (PS I’m looking for guest posts :) see bottom of post)
Sometimes, I end up falling asleep at 11:00 at night instead of hanging out with my friends.
Sometimes, you spend hours meeting to organize protocol for running a laboratory experiment (for psychology) only to realize the program itself isn’t running when you’ve already sat 5 participants down.
Sometimes, I miss 10 easy points on a chemistry test because the teacher poorly explained different types of error… resulting in me leaving chem with tears in my eyes (fortunately I had neuropsych right after and nothing puts me in a better mood than learning millions of neurotransmitters. I’m not even being sarcastic).
Sometimes, I dispense with the drama and just make cookies. And they’re delicious, but crumbly.
That, my friends, is really just the way the cookie crumbles.
I made these somewhat on a whim, and to use up the Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter I have in my room so I don’t eat it all with a spoon (difficult task, let me tell you). Since the peanut butter itself is fairly sweet, I didn’t want to add sugar… But ended up adding a bit in at the end anyways to help with chewiness and flavor. Still, these have less sugar than most recipe, and they’re vegan if you pick the right chocolate chips.
Peanut Butter & Co = LOVE
They are, as I said, crumbly. But really that means that the peanut butter kind of melts in your mouth. And they’re bursting with cinnamony goodness. So what they lack in binding, they make up for in flavor. However, these were originally intended for a package, and there’s virtually no way they would have escaped the harsh handling of the postman unscathed.
So I ate them. (Well, I had help, but…) And sometimes, cookie crumbles are even better than the real thing. Now that’s a lesson in positivity. :)
Cinnamon-Raisin Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes about 18 small-ish cookies
1/2 cup Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter
2-3 tablespoons of oil
3-4 tablespoons nondairy milk, milk, or water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (more or less to taste)
1/2 cup raisins, chocolate chips, or whatever mix-in you prefer (I used half raisins, half chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet.
In a medium bowl, mix together wet ingredients until well-mixed and caramelly (may take a few minutes). In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
Roll into balls for dough-ball-like cookies (even more crumbly) or flatten into disks for “traditional” cookies. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are just set. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from sheet; they will crumble.
But like I said, sometimes crumbles are even better.
What are your “cookie crumbles”?
If anyone is interested in doing guest posts, I’m thinking I’ll be interspersing them throughout the quarter to at least ease up a bit on my personal load… It can be about anything health, food, life related. :) shoot me an e-mail at cookiesncarrots at gmail.com :)