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Self-Frosting Oatmeal Cookies & Thundersnow

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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I was sorting through my overflowing box of recipes the other day when I ran across the directions for this oatmeal cookie.
I love oatmeal anything so I thought I'd give it a try and I'm glad I did.
It's crunchy, yet somewhat chewy and full of flavor with the chocolate chips and the extra powdered sugar.

                 Self-Frosting Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 1/2 cups oats
1 (12 oz.) bag miniature chocolate chips
powdered sugar

Cream together the brown and white sugar, oil and vanilla.
Add the eggs and mix well.
In another bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and then add it to the creamed mixture.
Add oats and chocolate chips.
Cover mixing bowl with waxed paper or plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
**You must let this get cold or you will have a big gooey mess as you try to roll them into balls.*
Trust me, I'm speaking from experience!
Once dough is good and cold then remove from refrigerator and roll into balls the size of a walnut.
Roll balls in powdered sugar and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. (or a greased baking sheet if you don't have parchment paper)
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
YUMMY!

Here's another oatmeal favorite of mine, in case you missed it!
OATMEAL CAKE

Now to the thundersnow!
Did anyone else have, hear or see the thundersnow last night?
I was sitting in the living room watching tv and saw a flash of light out the window. It had been raining most of the evening but at this point it was changing over to an icy/snow mix. I got up and went out onto the porch and as soon as I opened the door I could hear the thunder.
SOO neat!
I'm a "weather girl" so this really excites me as do any and all storms that come our way.
The icy mixture continued to hammer agaisnt the side of the house most of the evening, quitting just before bedtime.
When we got up this morning everything was covered in a thick layer of ice with snow on top of it.
Of course schools were cancelled so that made many kids happy.

Well I'm off to sew a bit before bedtime.

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