I’ve been thinking about an excuse to eat cookie dough for a while now. It all started when I “accidentally” watched Paula’s Best Dishes the other day.
I love that lady, but her reckless use of butter scares me a little. Not to eat so much as to cook with it. I don’t mind it if I can’t see it, but when I witness someone put a whole stick of butter in something I hesitate to follow suit.
So, I had two choices:
1. Make Paula Deen’s Loaded Oatmeal Cookie Recipe here.
2. Make my own healthy version by substituting apple sauce for butter in hopes that years of neglect have worn my taste buds into submission and they won’t realize.
I didn’t actually use her recipe at all (and only looked it up now to link to it). I made up my own (like I always do) using oats, apple sauce, brown sugar, cinnamon and copious amounts of amazing Candied Pecans and raisins. I had high hopes that the pecans would save these cookies.
I shoved my impromptu Nut So Sweet Oatmeal Cookies in the oven…
I was hopeful they would come out amazing…
They’re not horrible, but they’re not good either. And why bother eating so-so cookies?!?!
So now I’m stuck going to the local bakery for a good cookie. At least I don’t have to explain to Ben why Jamie Deen is in our kitchen eating oatmeal cookies…