Nesting Baking

I woke up this morning feeling cruddy. I have felt a cold coming on for a while now, and it didn’t hit full force, but I am definitely sluggish right now! More or less, though, it was my body telling me to take it easy for a day or so. I have been in that “this is my last few months of freedom, I better squeeze out every last drop” mode lately. Which has meant me being on my feel a lot and some later nights.

I don’t regret any of them, and Josh and I both feel like we’re making some great memories right now and are settling more in to who “we” are. Life is good!

All that to say, I spent the day on the sofa doing PTA work for my boss. It was lovely. I hydrated all day on water, popsicles, and orange juice. Had chicken noodle soup for dinner. Made spicy chili for dinner to open things up. And even soaked in the tub for an hour or so. I feel like I just had a day at the spa!

Josh got home and played WOW for a while while I decided to make some cookies. I saw this recipe a few days ago in my September edition of Cooking Light. They were AMAZING! Here’s some pics from our night, Josh in his element, Jack enjoying the brown sugar remnants from my spill, and my Dark Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Cookies.

Just in case you want the recipe:

1 c. all-purpose flower

1 c. quick-cooking oats

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 c. packed brown sugar

6 tbsp. granulated sugar

1/4 c. butter, softened

1 large egg

3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 c. flaked sweet coconut

1/4 c. finely chopped dark chocolate (I just used chips because I am lazy)

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spoon flour in to a measuring cup and level with knife. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir with a whisk.

Place sugars and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well-combined (about 2 minutes). Add egg, beating well. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, stir just until combined. Stir in coconut and chocolate.

Roll dough in to 24 balls, bake for 15 minutes. (I only did 11)

Mmmmmmmm Good.

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