Sunday, November 25, 2007


My mombean has been so inspired by Millie's mombean and the great cooking stuff that she does that she decided that she wanted to make something too. So, when she saw the cookies that she made she wanted to copy her. On Millie's mombean's blog Cooks With Love She posted a recipe for White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cranberries and Peanuts.

Of course mine had to do her own thing so she made Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate Chip with Cranberries. (no nuts coz she sez nuts upset her tummy) I'll turn over the blog to mombean.

Oatmeal is good for you, dark chocolate is good for you, and cranberries are good for you.
So this is like a health food right?

I like chewie bar style cookies so I put the whole batch in to a square Brownie pan and will cut up after baking. Its easier to bake too.

Here they are all mixed up and ready to go into the oven. (the white stuff around the edge is just the bakers style pam I sprayed into the pan. Its got oil and flour mix together for point and shoot ease.)
Just out of the oven .... Mmmmm Smells so good!
After cooling, I cut into serving size chunks. See all the good Cranberries and dark chocolate chips?
All but 3 of the cookie bars are packaged up and ready for the freezer. Once a week or so I'll put a treat into the lunch I pack to take with me to work. Also, if they are frozen I won't scarf them all down when I'm plopped in front of the TV. I had to eat one right away -- for quality control (that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!) and The other 2... well one will be for my lunch and 1 for TV time tonight.

Psssssttt! Psssst!! Wanna know a seceret?She used a package mix!! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Yeah, she's great baker alright.

Hey, Beezer!! That's not nice. I was gonna tell. Besides we have such a small kitchen that if I were to buy and store all the things to make cookies from scratch and have all the gear like a big stand mixer there wouldn't be any room for Temptations or cans of stinky goodness.

Well, you did steal the idea about adding the cranberries. I - I mean thought up, yeah, that's it, thought up the idea about adding the cranberries. Now, that, my loving mombean, was genius!


michico*Adan said...

Nice to meet you, Beezer~!

Your beans cooking so well~!
I bet those cookies are great~!

Millie said...

Good one, Beezer! Nice to see you are keeping your mom honest!

The Meezers said...

they look yummy!!! that's ok, our mommy uses mixes too

MoMo said...

Hi Beezer, I'm MoMo, a first time visitor to your blog. Nice meeting you. Always trust me to go where there is yummy food!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hey, you mean if mom got rid of all that cooking and baking gear there would be more room fur, like, stinky goodness and treats. ::hey mom, did yoo know dat dey make packajes of cookie mix and stuff:: We're gonna clean some of dat stuff out now and make more room...

Dragonheart said...

My mom says those cookie bars look and sound yummy! Nuts bother my mom's tummy too, so she would leave out the nuts. Back in Canada, my mom would bake things from scratch, but here in Germany she can't get all the same ingredients, so she uses a mix if she wants to make things too!

Parker said...

Mix or not, those look yummy!

Sunny's Mommy said...

Obviously your mombeans made the right choice. Your stinky goodness and Temptations are more important than baking items.

BTW those look really good!

Daisy said...

Those look very, very delicious!

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Your Mommy cooks just like our Mommy. They should share shopping for mixes tips - we mean recipes! Yeah, recipes!

Tybalt said...

Ha ha ha ha! Both of our mommies cheat in the kitchen!

Those cookies do look very yummy, though. I think my mommy drooled on the keyboard a bit. Ewwwww.

DEBRA said...

Ummmm Beez
I bet the kitchen smelled really great when your Mom was fixing those up...YUM! When I hear Mom in the kitchen rattling papers I know I can bum a slice of ham off of her...oh I love my ham.

Your buddy

Kimo & Sabi said...

Ooooh, yuuuuumy! Oh Mommakitty....we gots a new recipe fer you.....

Skeeter And LC said...

Wow, we look so much alike!


Sultanfus and Guy said...

Ma said that those sure look yummy. Personally I wasn't too impressed unless you told me you made it out of kitty treats!

The Devil Dog said...

Beezer, not everyone can be like Millie's mom and whip up gourmet meals with nothing in the house. You have to love your mother even if shedoesn't have all the stand alone ingredients. You should apologize.


hee hee hahahahahaha oh hoo haha ha ha
nice going Beezer hahahahahahaa

Artsy Catsy said...

Beezer, those cookies look realllly yummy, package or not! The only thing I don't like when my mom uses packages is when she rattles it, it sounds like my Temptations package ... and wakes me up from my nap for no good reason!


Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Those are yummy looking bars!
Moms gonna steal your moms idea now.
No nuts here either, shes deathly allergic.