You guys, this is the first time I've ever attempted to create a cookie recipe. Don't get me wrong -- I love cookies. I just don't make them all that much. Because I'm kinda lazy.
Cookies take so much more time and precision! I mean, you have to refrigerate the dough, make sure the cookies are all the same size, separate them properly on the cookie sheet, make multiple batches, put the cookie sheets in the freezer in between batches so the cookies don't spread too much from the heat, wait just the right amount of time before setting them on cooling racks, etc.
Oh wait. Turns out I'm not lazy, I'm crazy uptight and particular about cookie baking. Shocker. And yeah ... since I know that about myself, I usually don't bake cookies because I know how painful I am and I just can't deal.
But today, I wanted cookies. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to be exact. This was a creation based on what I had in the pantry, so they are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. Well, except for the chocolate chips. Y'all, oh my goodness gracious they smell heavenly. Like I could totally be wearing an apron and be that mythical Pinterest mom who has fresh cookies made when the kids come home from school. Wait. Do I even own an apron???