oatmeal toffee cookie-wiches

I didn’t spend my whole vacation at camp- for part of it I was at our humble abode in Camillus. In the span of 10 days I somehow made three trips to JoAnn Fabrics. I was working on a t-shirt quilt for the GS- my mom said it was her favorite that I’ve made so far! This is high praise.

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Now I’ve decided that I’m going to start making clothes. I’ll let you know how that plays out.

I also watched an absurd amount of Scandal, because everyone tells me how great it is and I felt left out. Kerry Washington is, needless to say, my newest girl crush. Thanks to free trials of Netflix and Hulu Plus. Who is the mole?! I have like 10 episodes left.

I read three books on my Aunt Pat’s Kindle. She’s a librarian and lets me borrow one of the library Kindles whenever I come home during the summer. I highly recommend Wreath by Judy Christie.

Clearly my highlight of being home is always hanging out with Kevin. I spoil him rotten and will take some of the credit for the nightmare of a teenager he might become. I went to bake cookies one night- these are his favorite- but we didn’t have any chocolate chips! HOW can you make cookies without chocolate chips.

I improvised. And sweetened the deal, quite literally, by adding ice cream.

Oatmeal Toffee Cookie Wiches

1 stick butter or margarine

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup plus 2 tbs all purpose flour

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 cups rolled or instant oats

1/2-3/4 cups Heath bits

Cream butter and brown sugar, then add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add in increments. Fold in Heath bits. Bake at 375 for about 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden.

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Allow cookies to cool slightly, then wedge a big scoop of vanilla ice cream in between two.

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Chocolate who?

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