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Hormones make me nest.

Ok, mostly they make me cranky and want wine and chocolate cake.  But then they kick the nesting instinct into full swing.

For this reason, I decided to completely rearrange our kitchen last weekend.  I had plates all over counters, pantry items spread throughout the living room.  Messy.  And all for nothing, as in the end my grandiose plans failed and I put it all back where it started.

Arg.  Stupid cabinets that won’t fit my oversized plates.  Stupid lack of a pantry.

Stupid hormones.

Oatmeal cookies help.  They would help more if I had thought in advance to add giant dark chocolate chunks.  Mmm.  You should do that instead of reorganizing your kitchen.  Far more satisfying.


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats


In a medium bowl, cream together white sugar, butter, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.

Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda,and salt. Stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats. If you are using nuts or raisins, mix into dough, combining well. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Source:  Moms Who Think

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