I just wanted to start today’s blog entry by giving a huge shout out to all you stay at home Moms. I know what a huge responsibility is and I know how hard you work at raising responsible, happy and kind human beings.
I also know that it is a job that never ends and that does not get paid, in that financial sort of way. I also know that you get comments and stories from Moms who couldn’t cope with staying at home and returning to work several months early prior to their maternity being over. That is okay too!
The problem arises when you hear comments like “I couldn’t do that. I had to return to work and be in the real world again.” That kind of comment always throws me off because raising your children is real life! It is no less exciting than the life at the office or any other workplace.
And what is more REAL than raising your children? Think about it for a second. You get your kids to be babies for about a year. Then you get them to be toddlers for a couple of years. And then they are off to school,where you will find your passion and calling and work for the rest of your life.
I am feeling so blessed to have stayed at home with my three girls and raised them on my own, my way. And I am super proud what amazing, interesting, happy and well rounded kids they have blossomed into.
Do I regret staying at home and raising them? Absolutely not! On the contrary, I have completely blossomed into the real me since becoming a Mother. My creativity and intelligence have only soared higher in being responsible for three little ones as well as my Husband. So ladies, you the real MVP. I am hoping this oatmeal chocolate cookie recipe brightens your day and excites your little ones as much as it did mine! ❤❤❤❤
Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies
You will need:
1/2 cup of melted butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup of white all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup of oats
1 cup of dark or semi sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 355 F. In a large bowl, using a hand held mixer, mix together the melted butter and sugar. Add the egg and keep mixing.
2. Add the baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt into the mixture and mix well.
3. Next, slowly add the flour and mix together with a wooden spoon until a dough forms. Add in the oats and chocolate chips or nuts.
4. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and place 1 tbsp of cookie dough on the sheets leaving 2 cm between each other. Gently pat on top and bake in oven for 11 to 13 minutes.
5. Take out of the oven ane cool for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Note: These cookies are not meant to be brown so even when they are baked they will look pale.