Do you find that your taste for certain foods changes with the seasons? I do. Winter is all about stews and other slow cooked delights. Spring puts me in the mood for crisp, light salads. Summer, and it's endless social events, makes me crave barbecues and camp fire goodies like charred wieners and 'smores. And then there's fall, which the weather here is feeling more and more like, despite what the calendar says! Fall is all about "harvest;" artisan cheese and bread, preserves, caramel apples and squash. I could go on forever about the culinary delight that is autumn, but instead I will focus on one fall treat that is as synonymous with the season as back to school and falling leaves. Oatmeal raisin cookies, or rather, my take on them...
Many people are chocolate chip cookies fans, and indeed, I love them too. But I prefer my cookies a bit chewier. And so I make a lot of oatmeal raisin cookies. I like to think they are more wholesome than other oat-less cookies. Today, however, I wanted something a little different. And so, I made a little adaptation by adding cranberries and pecans. This is a little something I do from time to time, and it's a flavour combination that I'm always pleased with. A friend introduced me to a similar, but giant, version of this cookie that the bakery of our local grocery store makes. It got me through my cookie cravings during those weeks in the summer when it was just too hot to turn on the oven.
Is there any simple, but delicious, change that you make to a basic cookie recipe? If so, please share in the comments.
Have a wonderful weekend!