Sunday, May 1, 2011

Oatmeal Cookies with Strawberries






Did I ever tell you guys that I am lazy but at the same time have super freaky high anxiety? Basically this means that I want to sit on the couch while my house cleans itself because I can’t deal with a messy house or crazy food smooshing in your carpet toddlers.


My little human stomped Strawberries into the carpet. Anxiety meter on high alert *beeeeeep*







I still took her punk butt to Chuck E. Cheese's, and won her a plastic straw - that plastic Straw set me back like 10 bucks but was totally worth it. I also might have taken some tokens from Indy because well I hadn’t played that throw the ball game in quite some and when she launched her ball 6 rows over I sorta felt like I should take over. *beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep*


Right now she keeps putting her freakin feet on me and this laptop *beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep*


Activate Disney Channel Stat, or this post might not make it up here.









INGREDIENTS (makes 16)
{Printable Recipe}


½ cup + 2tbs butter, softened
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1 ½ cups quick cooking oatmeal
¾ cup, diced strawberries









DIRECTIONS


Pre-Heat your oven to 350.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


In a large bowl cream together your butter and both sugars. Add in the egg and the Vanilla Extract. Next stir in the quick cooking oatmeal.









Now add in the strawberries, be light handed so you don’t injure those sweet berries. Roll dough into large tablespoon sized balls. These cookies do not spread very far, so you can put a decent amount on your pan.









Bake for 12-15 minutes, then remove and place on a wire rack to cool. As with any dessert with fresh berries, the cookies will become more moist over time and are best enjoyed as soon as possible.


Oh crap…what was that, “Indy?? Indy, what are you doing??”


*beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep*




35 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What pretty and delicious sounding cookies! I am addicted to oatmeal.

Cheers,

Rosa

Emily said...

Oh they look so good! I'm lovin' those strawberries lately.

egbkid said...

oh, they look so good, i can't wait for the strawberries to start around here!

Allison said...

Yum! These look delicious!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I made strawberry shortcake cookies last week and loved using in strawberries in cookies! I picked up more strawberries this weekend because they were on sale at WholeFoods. Maybe this is what I should make with them next?

Jenn said...

Another reason to just enjoy other people's kids :) hehehe
Love the added strawberries in the cookies...they look wonderful!

Ali said...

One thing I won't have to worry about: letting these cookies sit for too long. Not possible in this household.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Ok, you are a genius, it's official. Will be baking cookies with fresh strawberries shortly!

Katrina (Betty Ray) said...

Skee ball is the best thing at Chuck E Cheese for sure! These look so delicious. I never think to actually stick strawberries in anything baked. Duh! I will do so now though. :)

Taste and Tell said...

I totally feel you - I definitely know how life is with a toddler!! These cookies look fantastic!

Val said...

I love how creative these cookies are and they look incredible.

Michael Toa said...

I so wanna live in a house that cleans itself. I've been cleaning all day today, throw things away and the house seems to somehow became messier. The cookies look amazing. Love the strawberries in them.

teresa said...

i'm the same way! i'm sitting on the couch thinking of the million things i have to do, chances are, none of them will get done today!

love these cookies, it's great that they have oatmeal in them.

Yummy Mummy said...

I would like one of those for breakfast please :)
I feel ya on the strawberries. I am spending naptime trying to get smashed strawberry out of a white glider.

aipi said...

They sound soooo addictive- a real nice addition of strawberries!
US Masala

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

What great cookies for a healthy snack! These cookies and cold milk should always be around the house. Thanks for this super food recipe! Cheers!

Pam said...

We are so much alike... I feel like my anxiety meter is often on high alert with my two kids. Love, love, love the cookies.

Ashley said...

These are beautiful! I can't wait to get a big batch of strawberries and give them a whirl!

LDH said...

Well, after all of that you have delicious cookies! YUM! And I think the straw makes the photo :)

Rick said...

It is good to translate your anxiety into making delicious cookies!

Pacheco Patty said...

The fresh strawberries look good in your oatmeal cookies, I would like a bite of the dough, yum;-)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Yum! My two favorites together! I will be trying this out for sure. I bet the cookie dough tasted better than the cookies lol.

xo

Treat and Trick said...

Strawberry really add color and great taste to this yummy cookies....

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Just Cake Girl said...

Those little red dots in the oatmeal cookies look so delicous and inviting :) yummy!!!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

Jen, these cookies look so delicious! I love that you put big chunks of California strawberries in there - There are limitless boxes of them available at the stores this time of year, and I sure will miss 'em when I move to Texas! Thanks for sharing. :)

Anna said...

I hate to laugh at your trials, but that's hilarious! I can just see her running around, quietly committing irreversible mischief. And I love the pop of color the strawberries give the cookies. Yum!

Brownieville Girl said...

What a wonderful combination - delicious :-)

Kim said...

I can relate to this post because I'm the same way. I love the idea of adding strawberries to an oatmeal cookie. They look gorgeous!

P.S. If it makes you feel any better, my daughter smashed blueberries onto my antique piano before. It wasn't pretty.

Allison said...

These look so yummy! I've never tried any other combination besides oatmeal and raisin... So boring I know!! I definitely will have to try these.

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

Did I tell you that I hadn't read your blog in a few days and almost missed this post? Glad I didn't - I'm lazy but get annoyed when my room is messy, hm, dilema!

Lizzy said...

Oh, my, how I love oatmeal cookies...and I never thought of adding fresh berries, but it's a fabulous idea! And there are less to be mashed into the carpet, right???? Your sweet Indigo stories make me smile~

scratch-made wife said...

Oatmeal and raisins? OK. Oatmeal and cranberries? Sure. Oatmeal and strawberries? Duh! What a fabulous idea! I"m with Lizzy: I'd never have thought to put these two yummy treats together. These look delicious!

Cake Duchess said...

I always forget to put strawberries in my cookies. These look delicious! Your post made me giggle!;)

Angie A said...

i have fallen in love with your blog! These cookies look delightful ;) cant wait to try them!

Eliana said...

Hmmmm - love the bright pink of the strawberries against the brown of the oats. They look so delicious.