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.
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.
– 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.
Chai Tea Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
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
1 Cup walnut pieces
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.
Scoop the dough using a medium cookie scoop (or a heaping tablespoon) onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 12 minutes.
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!!
… please come back — I’m not a total dork