I remember you. You made a surprise visit in March and then left without closing the door. Well, if you're going to ignore the calendar, I'm going to ignore you. I'm going to make food that thumbs it's maple-y oats at all things perky and green and annoyingly absent.
These cookies are an homage to your punctual counterpart, fall. In fact, I'm also wearing a nubby grey sweater that I usually reserve only for fall. Thanks for that.
Fall is like you in some ways. It's short and gorgeous. But I don't like to see fall come to an end because I don't like what follows. You, however, I don't mind seeing in the rear-view mirror. Summer and I get along quite well. (She thinks you're lazy btw.)
If you continue to keep things chilly, I'll continue to not use the fruit that you're not producing. I think that's only fair.
So until next year (or week), Cheers.
Don't worry. Even if you are lucky enough to be someplace warm right now, these cookies are completely appropriate to bake, and smell, and enjoy.
Don't tell spring, but I would have made them anyway.
These cookies are a mouthful of spiced, chewy, maple-oat joy. I don't know about you, but I don't like wimpy oatmeal cookies. An oatmeal cookie needs to burst with cinnamon, and chunks of various-sized oatmeal flakes. And a little glaze is always welcome, Always.
If you're just craving a simple cookie recipe, one that doesn't involve chocolate, this one is for you. And if you're still sipping hot cocoa at night, huddled beneath a Slanket, this is for you too.