Healthy Bites, Lifestyle

Oatmeal Cookies

For this week’s Healthy Bites I’ve decided to share with you a cookie recipe that it’s part of that group of foods you’d probably check under the not-aesthetically-appealing-but-damn-delicious-when-you-put-them-in-your-mouth box.

These days I’ve really been thinking about what makes me happy in life and what I need to change in order to improve my mood. I found myself being very impatient and grumpy especially with the people I love and although I feel like I can’t keep all my feelings inside I do feel bad when I cross that fine line between grumpy and just plain mean. Sometimes I almost feel breathless, claustrophobic, like I need my space and my alone time, I need to feel independent like I used to before, but these days more than ever I feel like that shy little girl I once knew and that I tried to lock inside of me. I know these feelings come and go in life and like every other person I will always have my lows and highs in life, but sometimes all you need is some peace and independence and how do I reboot myself from this period of stillness? These feelings don’t come from a lack of tasks and activities I need to accomplish during my days, let’s be clear, it’s more of an emotional turbulence that surfaces in times when I feel like every day, week, month is going exactly the same as it did the day, week and month before. As you may have imagined from this entire monologue, I’m not a fan of monotony. As the writer Edith Wharton once said: “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all deadly sins.”

To feel better and to cheer myself up I’ve recently discovered a new hobby which is baking, so going back to today’s blog post title, Oatmeal cookies, I’ve decided to share a new cookie recipe, easy, quick and delicious to make for all your loved ones and obviously yourself, because you always need to treat yourself!

oatmeal cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup butter or margarine                1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar                         1 egg

1 1/2 cups rolled oats                        1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup coconut                                      1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder                         2 tblsps. molasses

1 tsp. vanilla                                        1 1/2 tsps. cinnamon

Directions:

Combine butter and sugars. Add egg then remaining ingredients. Mix well. Roll in small balls and place on cookie sheet. Do not press down. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Enjoy!

oatmeal cookies

oatmeal cookies

 

 

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