I finally was able to create the perfectly chewy cookie. These chewy honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have the perfect chew in the center and just a slightly crispy edge. These are my favorite cookies, to date!
Prior to the snow and sleet we got yesterday that kept Jason and I inside the house all day, on Saturday, I went on a decorating spree. Not for our house, though, but for my office at work. Why, you ask? Well, numerous coworkers have made comments to me saying that my office looks so “impersonal” and “stale” and how I should “spice it up a little.” Honestly, I don’t want my office to be all homey. Yeah, I’m in it 9 hours a day, but I don’t want it to feel homey because then I’ll never want to leave – ha, just kidding. But, I guess I just don’t see the point. Work to me is work. It’s a place to work and to not have distractions. I probably see it differently than a lot of other people, cause clearly, my office is apparently the most boring in our division.
So ever since a few coworkers have brought this up, I’ve gotten all paranoid about it and I don’t want to seem like a boring person, so I went to Home Goods and Target on Saturday and bought a bunch of home decor to bring to the office. Well, not a bunch, but I bought some cute baskets, fake plants, cute post-it notes, pine cone/orb decorator things, and I’m bringing several photo frames from home into the office so I can have pictures of Jason and I and my family. I’m also probably going to canvas three of my most favorite food photos and bring those in too since I’m allowed to hang stuff on my wall. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up liking how it all turns out but I guess motivating myself to do it was the hard part. I just never thought of work as some place I had to decorate to make homey.
Let’s talk chewy honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I got the inspiration to make these cookies after I had the most amazing honey oatmeal cookie from Chop’t, a salad restaurant we have in the city. It had the perfect softness and chew and I just had to try to recreate it. I was probably craving a good oatmeal cookie for weeks before I finally got into the kitchen to create them. I added my own spin by adding chocolate chips and also made them slightly crisp on the edges. You guys you have to make these. I know they just sound like regular ‘ole oatmeal cookies but they’re not! Regular oatmeal cookies may seem boring but there’s so much dimension to these honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies than the typical ones.