I am almost 3 weeks out since I had my Total Knee Replacement. I am just now getting where I feel like even thinking about posting on my blog. It has been an experience to say the least. Some days better than others …it seems like as the Physical Therapy progresses the pain afterward is worse. Last night was a bad night for pain. This morning I am not feeling as positive as I would like. I have to remind myself to take this one day at time and that I have a long way to go, but in the end it will be better and all worth it. Please forgive me if I have not commented or liked your post lately …I am trying to get back in the swing of it all …taking some time.
The point to all of this is to say that I haven’t been baking or cooking at all. I did a few post ahead of time, but other than that nothing. My oldest son has taken care of me as he can in between work. So for Christmas eve since I could not bake all the usual goodies, he volunteered to do some cookies. He goes in the kitchen and ask, “Where is the cookie mix?” In which I laughed in response. I told him that I did not have cookie mixes that I made my cookies from scratch. So as he set forth to do a cookie recipe, with my guidance, we realized we did not have any butter and were short on sugar . So with limited ingredients, a little creativity and the magic of Christmas ….here is what we came up with.
They turned out absolutely wonderful. Big, thick and chewy …just the way we like them. Some of the best cookies I have ever had and he made them, which made them so much more special. The 13-year-old even helped mix the batter and prepare the ingredients. To see both of my boys together in the kitchen on Christmas eve baking cookies was the best gift ever!! So now we have a new cookie recipe and a new tradition. 🙂
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas filled with joyous moments of old traditions and new, family and friends to warm the heart. To all my friends at Fiesta Friday, wishing you a wonderful FF48 and weekend.
Thanks for visiting!
Brent's No Butter Christmas Cookies
By: Arl’s World
- 1 cup oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 bag (about 1 -1 ½ cups) chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup M&M’s
- Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together oil and sugars until smooth and creamy.
- Add the vanilla, baking soda, eggs, and cornstarch, beating well to combine after each addition. Add flour and beat until just combined. Add chocolate chips and M&M’s stir to combine.
- Scoop the dough using a medium cookie scoop (or a heaping tablespoon) onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes, until the tops are set and edges are slightly brown. Do not overbake.