Chai Tea Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

I’m clearly slowly coming around to fall … I bought new scarves. Thick – woolly – cozy- way too big – scarves.

I’ve restocked my shelves with cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger powder &  molasses.  I’ve began roasting vegetables instead of grilling them. My morning cup of caffeine hasn’t changed over to Pumpkin Spice …. Yet – but I’m a work in progress.

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And I made cookies!!

Cookies chock full with oats & spices …  and everything nice(s) … I also added grape nuts.

Have you ever had grape nut cereal …. I’m embracing my inner old lady, when I say this – but I freaking LOVE grape nut cereal … and Toucan Sam doesn’t even grace the cover of the box.

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– I’m totally growing up.. yo.

….. or not. And we’re back to you probably wanting to punch me , or just shake me and say hey, grow the hee-haw up!!

I just say hee-haw. Heh. So funny.

I also added tea to these cookies. I’ve baked with teas before .. like in this cake … and these killer muffins … oh, and these muffins too. I like the flavour and depth it adds – it also creates a spice blend that I sometimes can’t match – and it’s so freaking easy to just tear open your favourite tea bag and throw it into your favourite recipe, instead of guess the ingredients and their measurements.

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Chai Tea Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients 

1½ cups flour

1 cup rolled oats

¼ cup Grape Nut Cereal

2 Tbsp Dried Chai Tea

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 Tsp Cinnamon powder

1 Tsp fresh nutmeg

1 cup softened butter

1 1/4 cup brown sugar

¼  cup granulated sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 Cup walnut pieces

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Instructions 

Preheat oven to 375ºC. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix flour, rolled oats, grape nut cereal, tea, baking soda, cornstarch, cinnamon & nutmeg. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugars until smooth and creamy.

Add the vanilla and eggs.

Add dry ingredients to wet – mix until well combined.

Add walnuts

Scoop the dough using a medium cookie scoop (or a heaping tablespoon) onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 12 minutes.

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If this smell of these cookies, don’t hoax you into falling in love with fall …. Well by golly, you’re tough cookie.

Heh. Get it, cookie .. for a cookie recipe

.. and falling in love with fall, because it is fall!!

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… please come back — I’m not a total dork

Extra Fun Funfetti Brown Butter Cookies

IT’S FRIDAY!!

Let’s get funky – let’s get frisky – let’s add the fun to funfetti!!

It’s been a short week, with labour day being on Monday … and even with just working 4 days … holy cupcakes, I can’t wait for the weekend!!

I know I promised that I’d be baking up a storm and featuring my brand spanking new kitchen … I didn’t. Well I did … I made these;

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I needed to test my oven – do a little trial run. See if it liked me, to see if 350 oc in this new hot box was the same as 350 in the one that I was used to. I needed to use  a foolproof super delicious, ultra comforting concoction. Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Snicker doodles to the rescue.

You be the judge. Cookies understand, without argument.

In terms of the kindness of my oven … Mr. LTSL has downed a couple of these, in the last few days and he seems to be alive, kicking and as jazzy as ever. So, I think the reeeeaaalll baking and experimenting shall begin soon. I’m roasting peaches tonight, and adding it to a cake. Y.E.S.

Let’s talk sprinkles. And Chips Ahoy Cookies.

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These fine lookin’ fella’s were made in my old kitchen.  The one I shared with Mama LTSL – the one that I knew every nick and cranny of – the one where I burnt out our oven element from over baking one Christmas ( true story, bro). There’s something homey about these cookies – I love their glitz and glam without being a total show off. They’re not a chewy kind of cookie, they stand on their own – dunkable at best.

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Extra Fun-funfetti Brown Butter Cookies

 1 Cup Butter ( at room temperature)

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

1 1/4 Cups Flour

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1 Tsp Sea Salt

1 Cup Crushed Chips Ahoy Cookies ( approx 10 cookies)

1/4 cup of water

1 Cup Rainbow Sprinkles/ Jimmies

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 oc – prepare a cookie tray by spraying with non-stick spray or lining with waxed paper.

In a large pan, over medium heat – melt butter until brown bits begin to form ( this is obviously, the scientific explanation – what’s actually happening is the milk solids in the butter are browning :D) – approx 8 minutes.

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Add sugar and vanilla, mix until well combined. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

In a medium bowl mix together Flour, Baking Soda, Sea Salt & crushed cookies.

Once the butter mixture has cooled. Add your dry ingredients. Mix until well combined, you cookies will be slightly crumbly — don’t worry, you’re on the right track.

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Form 1 table-spoon mounds – take each mound and lightly dip in the water. Place each mound on the prepared cookie sheet and sprinkle with Sprinkles.

Bake for 15 minuets.

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Get Crazy with these cookies & have a snazzy weekend!

xo