So, where are we at now? Week 7? Week 8? Honestly, I’ve lost complete track of time or what day of the week it is. Because really, aren’t they all the same right now?
I’ve gotta say I’ve really been feeling this isolation lately. It seems that as the days and weeks move along, and somehow they do quite quickly, it’s getting harder and harder to stay isolated with my family of five. I’ve found a few things that help with my mental health these days and help bring joy into my life. And one of those things is baking.
I used to much prefer cooking over baking. I am not a detail oriented person and baking well, there’s a lot of detail involved. But now I find I can lose myself in the detail and concentration required. As much as is possible with three kids at my feet. Usually one or two are joining in on the process and as stressful and messy as that is, there isn’t much I love more than having them cook alongside me.
So with that, these cookies were our latest creation. They are soft and chewy with a bit more hardy flavour from the whole wheat flour. But if all if you’ve got is all purpose, that will work just fine. We added chocolate chips and toffee bits because we had them, but you could add your favourite cookie additions. But I will say this combination is a winner.
You’ll notice the lack of butter. Well, I was out. As I’m sure many of you have found yourself in that same situation. Peanut and almond butter stand in for the butter and also add a wonderful texture and flavour.
We’ve been enjoying them for a snack, for dessert and especially as the anchors for an ice cream sandwich. And sometimes, for breakfast. Because a what is more joyful than a coffee and a cookie in the morning?