Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it again. There are certain things that make my children and me polar opposites. I’m sure that I was just like them whe I was their age, but it still astonishes me sometimes how the things I love most in life are huge things that are intolerable to them, and vice versa.

For example, I love: having my hair washed by someone else in a salon, being left alone in a dark, quiet room, and trying new foods. They love: being dizzy, running, and eating the same thing day in and day out. The list doesn’t end there.

These cookies, for example. These were the first recipe I tried from Barefoot Contessa: Make It Ahead, released on Ina’s blog a few weeks before the cookbook was published. I thought they were delicious, and they reminded me of the summer that I made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for Rowan several times a week, right after Ben was born, just to make sure he ate something. I always snuck a few for myself, with the selfless excuse that the oatmeal was good for increasing breast milk production. I’m a giver.

However, these cookies were a little too adulterated for the kids’ taste. The addition of craisins and fleur de sel was grievous unto them. More for us, and for the other grown-ups who shared them with us. I can’t wait to see what else is in the new cookbook!

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