On Oatmeal Cookies

The weather is beautiful here today 
and it made me feel
sunshiny and happy
Like an
Oatmeal Cookie. 
So I made some! 
Sunshine Oatmeal Cookies

Preheat oven to 375. 

1/2 cup of salted butter (softened at room temperature)
1/4  cup of brown sugar
1/2  cup of granulated sugar (I use unbleached)
When light and fluffy add:
1 egg yolk
1 Tablespoon of local honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup unbleached flour
1 cup rolled or old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
ground cinnamon (I like it so used about 1 teaspoon but you can use less if you want)
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
*You can also add raisins, nuts, or chocolate chips at this point!

Divide dough into balls and drop onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown and slightly firm. 
I cooled on a wire rack.

On Cookie Transport

The boys went to the lake this past weekend 
and I thought of a new way 
to carry cookies!

1.  Make cookies!  (These were Snickerdoodles, a good traveling cookie.)

2.  Cut two strips of waxed paper, criss-cross and tape. (measure around outside of a clean “Pringle chip” type can and add 3-4″ to determine length of strips.)

3.  Place strips in can with cross near top of can. 

4.  Hold ends of strips and start stacking cookies!  You will slowly lower them into the can as you add cookies. 

The boys report that the cookies traveled without breaking and stayed fresh!  Great for fishing or camping trips!