Throw In A Clown And Charge Admission.

I am on my way out for a run, but earlier today, Janetha mentioned it was National Oatmeal Day!! National Oatmeal Day?!??! DID THEY MAKE IT JUST FOR ME?!?!?! I decided I NEEDED to make a recipe featuring my favorite ingredient.

I started getting my recipe together and then I made the mistake of turning on “Hoarding:Buried Alive” The PUPPET edition. 200 ventriloquist dummies-one, giant, Long Island House. The dolls were being interviewed. THE DOLLS, PEOPLE. I am going to have NIGHTMARES. There were dummies under her bed. How do you NOT wake up in the middle of the night, terrified that they’re going to kill you? It reminded me of “The House on Haunted Hill” and those dummies are just the alternate bodies of souls captured by a master ghost. Throw in a clown and you could charge admission for the house of horrors. Halloween has nothing on this woman.

This made my recipe take considerably longer. It also drastically delayed the six miles on my schedule. It’s fine though, tonight is speedwork, so I can go later. I am also going to try my hand at a Tabata style workout-hold me. I am in need of stretching tonight as well. I have let that fall by the wayside with sick kids and school work. I am super disappointed in myself. FEET, I WILL GRAB YOU!!

So, seeing as how I NEED to run away from the terrifying images of dummies in my head, I give you these:

Hearts for Valentine’s Day.

They’re like an oatmeal cookie made sweet, sweet love to a brownie, and they had a delicious baby.

the love child.

adapted from here.

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

by Cat Tan

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Keywords: dessert cookie American


Ingredients (2 dozen cookies)

  • 1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg+1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350F

whip butter and sugar

add egg and egg white

add in vanilla and salt

sift in dry ingredients, save for the oats and the chocolate chips

stir in oats and chocolate chips

drop in 2 tbsp scoops onto parchment lined baking sheets or spread onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

if using a cookie cutter on the cookie bar-do so when hot.

let cool and remove from cookie sheet.

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14 thoughts on “Throw In A Clown And Charge Admission.

  1. Not national oatmeal day (which is in Oct)--Oatmeal MONDAY. I know, these holidays are hard to keep straight. hehe. I LOVE that you went and made cookies. They are exactly what my post needed :) Pssst, oatmeal cookie day is March 18!
  2. Fortunately, I had oatmeal for breakfast this morning! How fortuitous! (Because usually I eat...umm...hmmm....oatmeal for breakfast EVERY morning I go to work.) Also, I haven't even seen that episode of hoarders, but just knowing it exists is going to give me nightmares. Why were they interviewing the dolls?
  3. Ahhh! I would die in a house full of dummies. They terrify me. Obviously, they wake up in the middle of the night and stare at the Hoarder, deciding how to best kill her. *shudders* The cookies look awesome!

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