Could someone please explain to me why I always have an inexplicable urge to bake cookies whenever we have a snowstorm? This is a bit of an issue at the moment because it seems like every Tuesday and Wednesday we get walloped by a new storm. I really can't understand it, as I'm not personally a huge cookie eater, thankfully I live with a Cookie Monster.
I first tried making my Snowstorm Cookies, as I like to refer to them now, almost a year ago to the day. It was the last big snowstorm of the season and I had that unrelenting need to make cookies. You know how it goes when you really need to make something, you never have the right ingredients, and given that I hate driving in snow and ice, there was no chance of a mercy dash to the store.
So here I was, rummaging around in the bottomless pit of my pantry, when I came across a container of unopened Quaker Oats. Somewhere in the recesses of my brain, I remembered some sort of recipe for Oatmeal Cookies on the lid. I'm not fussy when it comes to where I find recipes, providing they don't have funky ingredients, and given my situation I couldn't really be choosey. The recipe was easy to follow, the cookies came together very easily, and were delicious.
Since that first shot at them, I've tweaked the recipe more to my liking with a little less cinnamon and using golden raisins rather than regular raisins.
So here is my Snowstorm Cookie Recipe, aka Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. These gems are perfect for nibbling on with a freshly brewed coffee after shoveling snow (or while watching someone else shovel).