I've been sort of craving for oatmeal cookies lately. For some reason, every time someone makes them they feel the need to add raisins. I never cared for raisins much; I used to eat them as a kid from those little boxes they came in just so when it was empty I could make a whistle out of it. Being a nerd, it never occured to me to just throw the raisins away and play with the box. Damn.
Well today my wonderful boyfriend made me some oatmeal cookies with dark chocolate chips and boy were they good! So with my new paying it forward attitude, I decided to return the favor to The Boys who are, admittedly, terrible cooks. (Note: This is my second installment of "Cooking With Bobby"--you foodies can get my Fabulous Cupcake recipe here.) Here is my recipe for Mojo Munchies, a healthy and actually pretty tasty Labrador snack:
1 cup uncooked oatmeal 1 egg, beaten
1 tbl. boullion granules 1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup powdered milk 1 1/2 cups hot water
3/4 cup cornmeal 3 cups whole wheat flour
3 tbl. parsely (fresh if possible--for breath freshening)
Now the most important step in the entire process is this:
Once that's done, in a large mixing bowl combine the oatmeal, butter, and boullion and pour the hot water over them. Let this sit for about 5 minutes to soften the butter and cook the oatmeal. Mix. Next, stir in the powdered milk, egg, and cornmeal. Start the mixer. Add the parsely. Begin adding flour 1/2 cup at a time. Once done, you may need to add either a little more flour or water to get the dough to a stiff consistancy. Let the dough knead for about 3 minutes after that. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick, then cut into bone shapes with a cookie cutter. (Oh yeah you should have already preheated your oven to 325 degrees--oops!) Bake at 325 for 50 minutes; turn off the oven and let sit in there for about 30 more. Remove cookies and let them harden and cool for about an hour before feeding to your salavating dog-beasts.
Since I've made these plenty of times before, The Boys know the scent. Ripley feels the need to sit in front of the oven for an hour whining and drooling long strands of saliva all over the kitchen floor until they are done while I get annoyed and start yelling "Seriously Ripley?!" every ten minutes or so. I guess that's an unsolicited endorsement from a satisfied customer.
We miss you Mojo...you would have loved the girl!