Friday, June 28, 2013

Welcome Home!

No more pencils, no more books!  My kids are home for summer vacation and I couldn't be happier.  I look forward to long summer days lounging by the pool, hearing their laughter (and their squabbles!), enjoying 'Happy Hour' where we all get junk (for the significance of that phrase you'll have to read one of my previous posts!), and not having to make lunches and pester my kids to do their homework.  The lazy days of summer are just what I need right now.  Give me a good recipe or a good book, kids in my yard and cupcakes in my oven and I am in my glory.  Throw in a baseball game or two and that is a blissful recipe that defines summer.
These cookies are my daughter's favourite. Since she had a rough go this year in grade five I decided to surprise her, and her brothers, with this after school snack. There is nothing like coming home on the last day of school to a batch of fresh baked cookies! 
Last Day of School
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
You will need:

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups quick oats
1 cup chocolate chips (add more if you like!)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a medium sized bowl, blend together sugars and butter until light and fluffy
  • Add eggs and vanilla, mix thoroughly
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon
  • Stir into wet mixture 
  • Add oatmeal and chocolate chips and stir until combined
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto parchment lined cookie sheets
  • Bake 10-12 minutes and let cool 1 minute before transferring to a wire cooling rack



  1. Here's to lazy pool days, good books, laughter and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and most of all happiness for Abby and all!!

  2. Those look delicious! Here's to a fun-filled summer for you and your kids!


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