Over the weekend, my husband left for his 3rd deployment… this time he’s in Afghanistan. I usually say that baking is my therapy… but to be honest, nothing but time is going to help me feel better about the love of my life leaving me to fight in a war that I don’t even understand.
So today, another one of my amazing blogger friends, Rachel of Rachel Cooks, has stepped to help me out and has made you the most delicious looking glazed oatmeal cookies I’ve ever seen. Rachel has so many delicious recipes on her blog, Rachel Cooks, that include everything from appetizers and pasta to desserts and even baby food!
Here are a few of my favorite recipes from Rachel…
A HUGE THANK YOU goes to Rachel for these awesome cookies! Thank you so much for sharing your time and recipe with my readers!!
Hi everyone, I’m Rachel from Rachel Cooks and I’m so happy to be here helping out Betsy. My blog is all about family-friendly food that is easy to prepare and even easier to eat and enjoy. I’m a stay at home mom of two, so easy meals…well, they’re important, because without them, we wouldn’t eat. Want to know more about me? Head on over to my site and find out what food I’m obsessed with, where my husband proposed to me, what I went to school for and more.
Today I made these soft and chewy glazed oatmeal cookies that I cannot say enough good things about. The spicy cinnamon in these makes them perfect for the upcoming fall months. (Can you believe it is fall already?! How is that possible?)
The sweet icing on top gets that crunchy outer layer that I just love. These freeze great too…and I may or may not know how they taste straight out of the freezer. I added some whole wheat flour in these to give them extra nutritional value but also to make them extra chewy. I personally love what whole wheat flour does for a cookie, plus it’s better for you. Win-win! One other note — if you can help it, use freshly grated nutmeg not pre-ground nutmeg. Do it once and you’ll never go back — I promise. All you need is a microplane and nutmeg. Best smell and taste ever, so worth the small extra step it requires.
Simple to make, and even my husband loved these. He’s not a big oatmeal cookie fan. He prefers chocolate chip cookies. So traditional…unfortunately for him, he’s married to a food blogger that likes to try new things constantly. But…I try to keep some frozen chocolate chip cookie dough stocked in the freezer for him. He deserves it…and every so often, I might eat one too.
(Every recipe I share on my site is followed by “Verdict, Husband’s take, Changes I would make, and Difficulty” to give you a little more information about the recipe, I’ll do the same here!)
Verdict: Loved these and will definitely be making them again.
Husband’s take: I think he was surprised by how much he enjoyed these cookies. He loved them with coffee.
Changes I would make: None.
Thanks so much for having me, Betsy! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as your husband deploys. Thank him for his service, and thank you for your sacrifice.
(That’s me…but the photo is about five years old. Shhh….don’t tell anyone…we’ll just pretend I still look exactly like that.)