Well, I don’t really know what to say. This is one of the posts where, because the photos are so pretty and the cookies taste so good, I almost feel powerless to complement them.
I made them Saturday, as in almost a week ago, and I have been trying to create complete sentences about them ever since.
It’s possible, you could say, I’m still recovering from the happy sugar coma they put me into. Whatever the case, these are the cookies of the week: salted white chocolate oatmeal.
And, um, they’re good? They’re crunchy? The salt with the white chocolate—it’s, oh, it’s… yeah. You just kind of have to make these.
I can’t remember the last time I felt so without words.
It’s the polar opposite to that horrible date this summer, the one where I couldn’t stop talking, telling the poor guy across the table detail after detail of my job, grad school, things I like, things I don’t like.
Did I tell him I did my hair curly because it was so humid out and I always have to do my hair curly when it’s humid out? Hang on, nope, nope, I think I spared him that. Just. barely.
I’m no stranger to the rambling-on-and-on phenomenon. It’s the staying-on-topic that becomes a problem.
When I’m faced with something that I just, I don’t know, can’t think of a response to, my mouth goes all crazy.
And while I’m sitting here, trying to tell you about these great cookies and why they will make you happy inside like that movie Lars & the Real Girl makes me, all that comes out is nonsense.
I’m all, Good cooookies, folks!
Let’s just say, in this case at least, I have a good excuse. These are wipe-your-memory cookies, what-was-I-saying cookies, can-I-have-another cookies. Make these, and you’ll be lucky to remember anything beyond your first name and the way to reach for more.
I only wish I’d had them before, so I could have blamed on them all the other ridiculous situations my mouth has gotten me into.
Recipe via Smitten Kitchen
About Shanna Mallon
Shanna Mallon is a freelance writer who holds an MA in writing from DePaul University. Her work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including The Kitchn, Better Homes & Gardens, Taste of Home, Houzz.com, Foodista, Entrepreneur, and Ragan PR. In 2014, she co-authored The Einkorn Cookbook with her husband, Tim. Today, you can find her digging into food topics and celebrating the everyday grace of eating on her blog, Go Eat Your Bread with Joy. Shanna lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with Tim and their two small kids.