Two weeks into being a Mommy, I was tired, a little stressed and more tired. I was on the verge of tears 24 hours a day and felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster. No one tells you that you may have these feelings and if you do, it's OK! But now that I think about it, even if someone did tell me about it I don't think you can fully comprehend how it will affect you until you in are in the thick of it.
During the third week of being home with two little munchkins, a friend brought me a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies. Not just any ole' cookies, but the best homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies I have ever had. I devoured them within in a matter of days. They made me feel so much better. For me, comfort food is sweets and I don't think she will ever know how much her homemade cookies brightened my day(s).
I made a batch last night and thought it would be a shame if I didn't share the recipe with you. I hope you love them as much as I do and that one day they brighten a dark day of yours.
3/4 cup Butter Flavor Shortening
1 1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
2 TBS Milk
1 TBS Vanilla
1 tsp Salt
1 3/4 cup Flour
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup Oatmeal
1 12 oz bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Combine shortening through salt and mix by hand. Add flour and soda. Mix in oatmeal, chocolate chips and nuts (optional).
Bake 9 - 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
*I like mine chewy so I bake them 8 minutes.