Mominy’s Baking World

Baking and the crumbs that go with it…

Cookie Gig! July 1, 2008

Filed under: baked,cookies,Thank You — mominy @ 7:26 pm
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OMG, I’m so freaking excited! There is an on-farm market down the road a piece. We are friendly with the owner / operators of said organic market called Glover Family Farms, or Love2Love Farms. Upon a little conversation with my mom, I was invited to bring down and sell my cookies. Holy chocolate chips! Can you believe this? All the day dreaming of the details has NOT prepared me for this.

First, I had to “value” one recipe – Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Turns out, they aren’t THAT expensive…until you factor in organic ingredients and labor (hey, I have to be cheap AND easy!). Check.

Next, I need to secure packaging. Presto – I work for a packaging company. Check.

Get ready…Next I need to BAKE! Yay. Tonight I finally got to baking in my own kitchen for my first paid cookie gig. I was so excited, and it was the first time I was truly nervous to cook. I made sure everything was super clean, donned my apron and got to work. It’s my simple, but predictable recipe and sure ’nuff, it did not fail. Check.

After packing up the cookies in bags of three, making signage for the table and writing a thank you note for the opportunity, I now send my lover down with my Bundle of Joy!

Excuse me while I take a moment…


Oatmeal Goodness! March 5, 2008

Filed under: baked,cookies — mominy @ 9:18 am
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My honey has been asking for some oatmeal raisin cookies, which, next to the famous Chocolate Chip Cookie, is the utmost comfy cookie ever. She loves them with nuts too, so on the way home, I made a special trip for extra raisins, fresh nuts and unsalted butter. After dinner of grilled buffalo burgers (for her of course) saute├ęd broccoli & squash, edamame and green beans, I made cookies – oh JOY!

I whipped up the usual recipe (see below) but then divided it before adding the fruit and nuts. In the other bowl, I added 1/4 cup cocoa to make a new recipe. They both turned out YUMMY!

Remember – natural, organic, fresh ingredients make everything better!

Oatmeal Cookies

2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oatmeal
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup cocoa (for second mixture)

Preaheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla.
Separately, blend flour, soda, cinnamon and salt.
Add to creamed mixture slowly until combined.
Put 1/2 of mix in another bowl and add cocoa (careful!).
Add fruit and nuts to first mix.

Drop by tablespoon full onto ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. I like to pull out on the short side of time for chewier cookies.

Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.