Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two | Small-Batch Recipe

Art + Craft

(Happy Thanksgiving to American readers. Happy Thursday to everyone else. Either way, here’s something that has nothing to do with pumpkin or turkey. I think we all need it.)

You might remember a few weeks ago, when I mentioned an experiment I was working on. (Or you might not. It was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kind of thing.)

What happened was this: I had a sudden, out-of-nowhere craving for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Not just any oatmeal chocolate chip cookies—the ones I used to make when I was a kid: thick and chewy, loaded with chocolate, but not too sugary, and not too big. Pure comfort food. Which would have been fine, but it was just coming up on Hallowe’en, and I didn’t want to be stuck with the 9 dozen cookies that the recipe makes on top of all the leftover candy that I could see in the future.

Now, if I’d been smart, I’d have just cut the recipe in half, or maybe quartered it. That would’ve been the easy, straightforward thing to do.

But, no. I only wanted one or two cookies. I only wanted to make one or two cookies.

I tried adapting my go-to single-serve cookie recipe. It… didn’t work. Tasted good, but they weren’t the cookies I wanted.

So I tried again. And again. (Not right away, because Hallowe’en.)

And here we are. I didn’t manage to get it down to just one or two cookies, I did manage to cut my original recipe down from 110 cookies to four. Share ‘em with a friend. Or keep them for yourself. I won’t tell.

(And, if you’d like the full recipe, all 110 cookies worth, drop me a line, and I’ll be happy to send it to you. It’s slightly different—the cookies end up a little chewier—but it’s my favourite cookie recipe, ever.)

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies (for Two!) | reghanskerry.com

Snapshot #13 | 10 Things for 23 November 2014

Personal

Currently…

1. feeling… cold. And sleepy.
2. playing… with my new camera. It’s gorgeous and I love it.
3. working… on A Thing. It’s going well. More later. (Soon later… probably this week.)
4. trying… to get back on track.
5. exploring… The Creator Class.
6. wishing… for one normal, uninterrupted week. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have something screwing up my schedule, and it’s starting to get to me.
7. getting… things in order for the holidays.
8. making… big plans for the new year.
9. cleaning… up the garden for the winter. 😦
10. falling… behind schedule.

Vemödalen: The Fear That Everything Has Already Been Done | Inspired

Inspiration + Obsessions

vemödalen – n. the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist—the same sunset, the same waterfall, the same curve of a hip, the same closeup of an eye—which can turn a unique subject into something hollow and pulpy and cheap, like a mass-produced piece of furniture you happen to have assembled yourself.

From The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows | Etymology and Photo Credits at The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows – vemödalen

Found via Seth Godin.

Snapshot #12 | 10 Things for 10 November 2014

Personal

A bit late, and no photo, this week… still wrestling with my schedule.

Currently…

1. playing… with my hair. It’s just long enough now that I can start doing something interesting with it. I just need to figure out what.
2. looking… for art… still. Always.
3. getting… rid of that awful hand-me-down armchair. Finally.
4. spending… too much time at the vet’s office. Nothing serious (don’t worry!), but Lucy wasn’t very happy about any of it.
5. listening… to the same (mildly embarrassing) song over and over again, like I did when I was 13.
6. wishing… I had more excuses to wear costumes. Stupid Hallowe’en.
7. trying… to get everything back under control. It’s been a weird couple of weeks.
8. solving… a problem that’s been irritating me for ages.
9. planning… some personal projects.
10. eating… too much candy. Stupid Hallowe’en.