Yesterday in Billings, we had a little bit of a Wizard of Oz weather moment. It was freaky and floody and a little bit tornado-y. Luckily no one was injured and things are already being taken care of and getting back to normal again. Evan and I took a walk after the craziness, and met up with a lot of folks out doing the same. We have since decided that nothing brings a neighborhood together like a good tornado. A video can be viewed here, and some crazy pictures here.
On a less serious, but more delicious note, I need to tell you that the only thing that got me through the storm were these cookies.
Because it has been decided that I am definitely an anxiety eater when it comes to things like lightning, thunder, and funnel clouds. And these cookies were there for me. All 2 dozen of them.
And can I just say that they are amazing?! I have tried my fair share of oatmeal cookie recipes and these take the cake! Or cookie. Or whatever. They are chewy and buttery and so good to eat when you are feeling anxious.
adapted from Martha Stewart
2 c. flour
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1 c. butter
1 c. dark brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
Chocolate chips (Martha calls for dried cherries, but I disobeyed her)
Mix all the dry ingredients, except the oats, together. Cream the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Add oats and then chocolate chips (or cherries). Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.