Earlier this year at our wedding, we decided to use cinnamon and baking soda for the unity symbol. We wanted to use something that represented us. He was the baking soda (I never knew you could use this 99 cent a box item to clean your entire home) and I was the cinnamon (I add spice to his life!). We love eating, baking and cooking so this was perfect. As we poured our ingredients into the larger bowl and mixed them together, it was a reminder that once together, they cannot be separated. That is the same with us. As we made our vows before God, we made a covenant, a promise to God and each other that we would be faithful and serve one another out of love. Each person received this special mixture as a take home with my family’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe. We thought it’d be most appropriate for the first recipe to be this one.
It’s up to you whether or not you want to add cinnamon into this recipe.
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 ½ cup flour
3 cups oatmeal
2 eggs (beaten)
1 cup butter (unsalted or salted room temperature)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup nuts
1 package chocolate chips
(Remember to pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees)
1. Cream butter and sugars. Next add the eggs and vanilla essence.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, oatmeal, salt, cinnamon and baking soda together.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips into the batter.
4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. (If you bake a lot, we recommend that you invest in a silpat. I knew about silpat but always used parchment baking paper. My husband lovingly convinced me to try it out. I use both depending upon what I’m doing and both are links to what I use.)
5. Flour your hands lightly, take a large spoonful of batter and roll it into a ball in the palms of your hands. It’s up to you how small or large you desire them to be. (I get lazy so I just use a spoon to scoop and place on the cookie sheet. My husband rolls them up into a ball. They do look a lot nicer when they come out if you roll them up into a ball!)
6. Bake until brown about 20 – 25 minutes.
7. Devour them. And if you don’t, cool them on a rack.