It's cookie weather. I can't think of anything better than curling up on the couch in front of a rerun of Grand Designs with a mug of milky tea and a warm cookie.
So when I needed to bring something along to two outings this weekend - I thought I'd whip up a batch.
The last thing I felt like doing on a Saturday afternoon was venturing out to the supermarket, so I surveyed the contents of the pantry and matched them up with this Martha Stewart recipe for Maple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies.
|This are Martha's cookies|
Martha's recipe claims it makes only 12 cookies, and I wanted to make sure I wasn't turning up with a skimpy looking plate, so I decided to double her quantities.
I think Martha must make her cookies the size of car tyres - because doubling the recipe almost overflowed my mixing bowl and I soon had a small army of cookies lined up on my benchtop.
When I converted her oven temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit to 150 degrees Celsius I was worried that it was too low - but I should have trusted Martha because they came out of the oven looking gorgeous.
And here they are on my pretty tiered platter. I was really chuffed with them - they were lovely and crunchy on the outside - and the buttery maple mix reminded me of primary school birthday parties at the Pancake Manor.