Tuesday, October 2, 2018

National Homemade Cookie Day

Today is National Homemade Cookie Day.  I'm going to have to make some cookies with my youngest today.  She will want chocolate chip, I'm going to try and get her to agree to oatmeal chocolate chip.
Here is an old recipe that I got from my Mother-In-Law the year Hubby and I got married.  It was published in the Christmas Cookie Cookbook published by the First Baptist Church, in Amherst Nova Scotia.

Diane's Chocolate Chip Jumbles

1 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 cup White Sugar
1 egg
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup oatmeal
1 pkg chocolate chips
Nuts (if desired)

Cream together butter and sugars before adding egg, water and vanilla.  Sift together flour, soda, salt, and then add to creamed mixture.  Add oatmeal, chocolate chips and nuts.  Drop onto baking sheet.  Bake at 370F.   Yield 6-8 doz.

No baking time is given in this recipe but I have found that 8 to 12 minutes works in my oven.

It's also the first of October.  My simple goals for this month are

  1. Increase my daily steps to 8000 a day by the end of the month.
  2. Drink my water, 8 cups a day minimum
  3. Spend 30 minutes less watching tv everyday

I'm in a daily challenge to post a picture of the cover of a favorite book on Facebook right now.  Today's book is

I read this book the first time way back when I was in junior high.  I have since read it a few more time. 

Stats from yesterday
Active Minutes: 106
Stairs: 7
Water: 2

This morning I woke up a little early made coffee, checked my emails, Facebook and SparkPeople accounts.  It's a little overcast outsid...