Today is a very special day…it’s my Meme’s Birthday!
To celebrate this fabulous day, I want to share a homemade gift I made for my grandma a few years back.
It’s a utensil holder for the kitchen and acts as a catch-all for spatulas, whisks, and everything in between. I must say it’s quite the necessity for any kitchen.
I found the utensil holder at Walmart for maybe $6?? It’s porcelain and just a plain, jane white. But, to personalize this gift I decided to add on a favorite recipe of mine.
The recipe is for the yummiest oatmeal chocolate chip cookies ever! These bad boys are seriously delish. They were my Meme’s mother’s recipe…and have been passed down from generation to generation.
I thought it was only fitting that the recipe be emblazoned on the kitchen catch-all, since it is a part of our family baking tradition.
I used a porcelain pen
(the same one I used for our Scrabble Tile Coasters
) and free handed the recipe onto the canister. Clearly, I don’t have the best handwriting in the world…but at least it is readable.
Then I just followed the directions on the pen and “baked” it in the oven, so it stays on there permanently.
This is a seriously easy, yet personal gift. I’m sure any mom, sister, or friend would love to receive one of these kitchen caddies! It will cost you less than $10, and only a small chunk of your time.
Now there was no way I could finish this post without giving you guys the recipe for those chocolate chippers! It would be cruel to show you the pictures, but not give you the goods.
I warn you that the cookie dough batter is almost as good as the actual cookie. So prepare to eat many secret scoops of dough. If I could have the cookie dough on hand everyday for dessert, I would be in heaven (and I would also weigh 5,000 pounds) Side Note: When it comes to eating cookie dough (with raw eggs) I typically say salmonella, shmamonella. I’ve never gotten sick before. 🙂
Grama’s Cowboy Cookies
-1 c. white sugar
-1 c. brown sugar
-2 sticks butter
-2 c. flour
-2 c. quick oats
-1/2 t. salt
-1/2 t. baking soda
-1/2 t. baking powder
-12 oz chocolate chips
-1 t. vanilla
-1 c. chopped nuts (optional)
Cream together sugars and butter until fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. In another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture slowly, mixing well. Add vanilla and mix. Stir in the oats and finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Make small balls or spoonfuls and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
So now that you’re officially craving cookies…go out there and bake these chocolate chippers…
…and bake your own utensil holder too!
Happy Birthday Meme!