Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

It's that time of year again. 

The sunshine beckons. The green grass begs to be walked on. (Okay, okay, minus this CRAZY weeklong weather depression. Stupid rain.)

Summer blockbusters call  to your wallet. TV shows shock and awe with crazy cliff-hangers.  

That pile of work?  PSSHH. 

I've been hit with a severe case of summeritis.  It's like senioritis, but can afflict everyone.  

Symptoms?  The mentality of "why can't it end alreadyyyyyy????"

These cookies can temporarily alleviate such symptoms. 

But enough of all this medical talk, I've been spending too much time with my books syllabus. 

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies!

I initially made these cookies out of redemption; the last oatmeal cookies I made looked like little pieces of poo.

Just ask my roommate. They were pretty tasty, but not so pretty. 

But honestly, I cannot wait until exams are over and I can enjoy summertime. 

Summer vacation -I love you.  (Don't ask me what I love more, summer or cookies.)

Recipe (adapted from Caramel & Vanilla) Makes ~20 cookies

3/4 cup + 2 tbsp packed brown sugar (I used light brown, but dark brown will give it more flavor)
1 stick softened butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. 
Add in vanilla and egg.
Mix flour, baking powder, and oats together in separate bowl. 
Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. 
Add in about 3/4 cup of chocolate chips, depending on how much chocolate you like.

Shape tablespoon-sized balls and flatten. 
Bake 8-9 minutes.

Something I absolutely LOVE is John Krasinski.  He makes me laugh each week on the Office.  He's basically crazy hilarious in everything -I could watch his scene with Alec Baldwin in the bathroom in It's Complicated a million different times. 

Like Kay (check her out at Scavenging the Interweb!) says, I'm Craz-inski in Love!



  1. scavengingtheinterwebMay 17, 2011

     First post! First post! Yesssss, I love that scene from the bathroom TOO!!!! Also, if your first cookies looked like little pieces of poo, how in the world did you decide to take that first bite? ;) 

  2. Here's the link to all the details for doing a guest post! I can't wait for you to have an entry!

  3.  apartment motto: doesn't matter what it looks like, all ends up in the same place =)

  4. scavengingtheinterwebMay 17, 2011

    So to take that one step further...can I bring over ice cream and ketchup and raisins? ;)

  5. scavengingtheinterwebMay 17, 2011

    Also, I don't think Jimmy Fallon's tweet is going to save us (or at least me).

  6. archanaaaaaaaaaMay 17, 2011

    Totally have "summeritis"

    and now I have symptoms of drooling and annoyingly loud stomach grumbling. I blame this delicious post.

  7. scavengingtheinterwebMay 17, 2011

    We should see how many replies we can make before it stops indenting. I'm curious. 

  8.  hahaaaaa me too. LETS SEE

  9. scavengingtheinterwebMay 17, 2011

    Nail-biting intensity!!!

  10. scavengingtheinterwebMay 18, 2011

    Excellent. Team spirit. I like it.

  11. scavengingtheinterwebMay 19, 2011

    Okay, I'm getting overeager. Amazing! 

  12. scavengingtheinterwebMay 21, 2011

    Forging onward and upward!

  13. scavengingtheinterwebMay 21, 2011

    No limit? Really. That seems like poor planning. 

  14. Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

  15. lchemail2003May 26, 2011

    So glad you linked up! :)


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