August 17, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for Connor

Were you ever the child who was last to be picked to be on someone's team or worse yet, totally left out, leaving you feeling rejected and sad? I have been, both as a child and an adult and I'm going to say right now "We did not deserve it". We all are people with hearts that can be broken, spirits that can be crushed, and personally, it is cruel to do that to anyone. My heart goes out to the person who has been treated so badly and I want to do anything and everything I can to make that person feel better. That is just what the Secret Recipe Club did last evening. You see, it went like this.

There is a blogger named Connor who made these really yummy sounding pumpkin cupcakes with browned butter frosting, in secret, until the special reveal day. She was following the rules like all the rest of us, well, almost all the rest of us. The person who had Connor's blog ended up not posting so she was left out. It broke my heart and I among several others volunteered to make something from her blog to post. That is when Amanda, our fearless leader, came up with this fabulous idea. Why don't everyone who wants to make it up to Connor go ahead and bake something from her blog and post it. What can I say, the food blogging world is pretty darn amazing and supportive. I hope this makes Connor's day to see the all the posts about her blog today!

I was originally going to make her Southwest Casserole because it was really close to what I had already planned for dinner anyway. But, as luck would have it, I ended up not making dinner as planned because I was waiting for Grumpy to get home to go to the gym, then cook dinner afterward. By the time we were both home it was too late to cook a meal and bake cookies.  So, I made grilled cheese and Grumpy helped me pick out a recipe from Connor's blog. No surprise here, he picked her Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookie, but asked me to leave the chocolate out and to use raisins. ha ha, what he really wanted was an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie....and that was his way of getting me to make them! So, I used her recipe but I just omitted the cocoa and replaced it with flour. I omitted the cherries and used raisins. I made Grumpy happy.


I'm not exactly sure but I think my cookies came out flat because I did not have quick oats. I only had whole oats and I used them. They seemed pretty thin. They were tasty and chewy though and that is what matters most to Grumpy. He ate 3 of them while waiting for me to finish making the grilled cheese!

Pop on over to Connor's Cooking for her Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies recipe and leave her a comment to let her know you were there!





24 comments:

  1. Cookies trump a casserole any day, great choice. It was fun coming together and cooking from Connor's Cooking. I hope that you'll check out the Nutella Crêpes which I made from her blog.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  2. Oatmeal cookies are the most favorite at my house. These do look mighty good.

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  3. Gotta love a classic. Your pictures look great.

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  4. Oh these look lovely! My oatmeal raisin cookies always come out flat but that's my hubbies favorite way to have his cookie!

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  5. I love the way you told this story! you have such a kind, sweet heart! Thanks for doing such a great thing and sharing Connor's blog with us as well. Your cookies look awesome!

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  6. Oatmeal cookies are always a winner and I could eat all of these!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  7. Given the choice my hubbie and kids would choose cookies over a casserole any day of the week. ;)

    Your cookies look thin and chewy...the way I like them! Gotta grab a cuppa coffee to go with them!

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  8. Oatmeal cookies are a favorite in my home. These look chewy just the way I like them:)

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  9. Mmmm...oatmeal raisin - a great combination and I can see why Grumpy wanted it. I love that we get to adapt these recipes and make them fit our families needs. Great job!

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  10. It kills me that my husband can eat a few cookies while waiting for dinner. At least these are packed with oats and raisins.

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  11. Ha ha, I love how you chose cookies over dinner. Awesome!

    So great how Connor ended up with 32 posts from her blog! How nice! I feel very fortunate that I have joined a group of such wonderful people.

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  12. Cookies look wonderful! Great job!

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  13. Again, I have to say I think you are one of the kindest and most generous bloggers out there! I emailed Amanda to participate in the Secret recipe club but never heard back. ;(

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  14. I tried to leave a comment on the web page you featured, but it wouldn't let me.

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  15. Thanks for taking the time to make a recipe from my blog! My hubby would like me to make plain oatmeal raisin cookies over the "crazy" things I make any day also! :) Glad you were able to make them your own.

    Raina

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  16. I was looking for some recipe with oat..I love oat! I'll take a look. ehehe
    have a nice weekend

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  17. I absolutely love oatmeal raisin cookies! Love them! Someone in my family is a snoot about them, so I have to replace the raisins with chocolate. Maybe these will change his mind. :) Please link to Foodie Friday! http://notyourordinaryrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/08/foodie-friday-2.html

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  18. this is so sweet, and what a nice group of friends to do this! the cookies look SOO good!

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  19. How fun to make another recipe for SRC. And these look tasty too.

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  20. Excellent choice! These look delicious!!!

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  21. Great choice. I love oatmeal raisin cookies!

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