Sunday, November 17, 2013

I was never much of a football fan before I met my boyfriend 3 years ago, but now I am obligated to be a 49ers fan. Although I still don't love football, I do enjoy watching the game with him. It is pretty entertaining to watch him get so excited and yell at the TV, and I do get a little excited too when there is a great play or a touchdown.

We are pretty big multitaskers though, so we don't only watch the game. I decided to keep up with hand sewing upcycled Christmas ornaments while I watching the game.

My swatch pile that I am turning into ornaments!
If you are gonna make some at home, make sure you don't sew it together with the 'wrong' sides together... When you try to turn it right side out it, the pretty pattern will be on the inside!

This is what happens when you don't pay attention! Doh!

While watching the game, my boyfriend made 'aggression cookies' which helped him when he got mad at Kaepernick haha. The cookies are supposed to help you get your aggression out while you mash and kneed the cookies. Although after a while, the cookies were making him more aggravated because they took too long and weren't holding together like he wanted. So, after the game, I got roped into help him finish them, of course :)

Here is the recipe he used:

Aggression Cookies (Oatmeal and peanut butter)
This will make about 7 dozen depending on if you make them small like the recipe suggests.
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 and 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups butter
  • 1and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup peanut butter (This wasn't in the original recipe, but we decided to experiment!)
Put ingredients together in a bowl. Mash, knead, and squeeze with hands until there aren't any lumps of butter.
Mix ingredients together!
Form into small balls not as big as a walnut. (We wanted to make bigger, thicker cookies, so we made the balls a little bigger than walnuts.)

Make into balls and put on cookie sheet
Put on ungreased cookie sheet. Butter the bottom of a small glass and dip in granulated sugar. Flatten each ball of dough, dipping glass in sugar each time.  

Smash with cup that is covered with butter and dipped in sugar

Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on cookie rack.

Straight from the oven.
A little crumbly, but still delicious.
Our cookies were a little crumbly, perhaps we need to tweak the recipe. We also didn't use a cooling rack >.> that could've explained it as well... However, the cookies are delicious! They go great with milk (what peanut butter, oatmeal cookies don't) but they also go well with coffee. 

We didn't use all of the dough to make cookies. We put the rest in a plastic storage container and put it in the fridge for now. We are going to use it for cheesecake crust! I will let you know how that turns out :)

Follow on Bloglovin


Post a Comment

Site search