Husband blew out his back a couple of weeks ago. Actually it was the morning we took Littlest to have her spinal MRI at Children’s. He ended up missing the procedure and was flat on his own back in excruciating pain.
He’s battled chronic back problems for his entire adult life. Sports injuries and a stint as a power lifter in high school exacerbated the problem. Last year he had major surgery…the last possible option before a spinal fusion. So now he is frustrated, to say the least. And worried that since the prior operation seems not to have worked a fusion could be the next step.
Since he’s home and has more time on his hand, Husband has been making requests for various things. Mostly cookies. Today he asked if I could stop by the grocery and pick up some pre-made cookie dough.
Slice & Bake? I don’t think so. And for a husband who is really down and out? Never. He needs the real mccoy. And because he shouldn’t have to choose between chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin I just combined the two.
A friend brought me these cookies after Littlest was born and shared the recipe with me. They are truly delicious cookies. Hopefully they will brighten Husband’s mood. If only I could cure his back!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 1/2 cup non-instant oats
- 1 T vanilla
- 1 pkg. 12 oz chocolate chips
- 1 C coconut (optional)
Cream butter, add sugar, then eggs, then vanilla.
Add dry ingredients, except oats; mix well.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Bake 10 – 13 minutes at 350 degrees.