Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Cookie Break

Typing typing typing thinking thinking thinking. Then, without warning, the creative flow stops flowing.

So, how does one deal with this, when there's t-minus 30 days until Hand In?

One makes cookies, that's how!

I needed a quick delve into something inspirational. Some way to re-coordinate my creative juices without stopping the creativity. I had 10 minutes; time is precious.

Just as precious is making time. Making time to feed creative needs. Making time to think about combinations of ingredients. Making time to breathe, to sit in the garden in the sunshine, feel the warmth and the breeze, enjoy the crunch of an apple and the sweetness of a maple oat cookie. Making time to reflect on life, because life is bigger than this project, bigger than me. I keep forgetting this somehow.

Trust me, you want to make these.

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour (I used spelt flour)
1 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup mixed seeds
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup sunflower oil

Mix everything together, make golf ball-sized blobs and flatten them on a tray. Bake at 180c for 12 minutes.


  1. Catherine - why does your food always always always look soooooo yummmmmy! I want some oat cookies now - I think I may have to try your recipe! ;-) Happy writing x

  2. Start now and you'll hava a hot cookie in hand in 20 minutes! Even the hungriest of tummies can wait that long for such joy! :-P

  3. Mmmm! That looks suuuuper delicious! I also love how your mug is that caterpillar! :D

  4. So when are you going to write a book?
    Something about your thoughts always speaks to me. So good!
    I mean, so are the cookies. They sound really delicious and not even complicated to make. Perfection. I might try them :)