So, as I was perusing the Smitten Kitchen blog, as I am oft to do, I found a fabulous recipe for Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Pecan Cookies. I figured they were definitely worth a quick whip together while I was making my Amped Up Beer Nuts (otherwise known as Sugar-and-Spice Candied Nuts).
Soft in the middle, crispy on the outside, and with a very grown-up hint of orange zest.....
And though I was slightly taken aback when the recipe produced three dozen morsels of goodness, I was so very thankful as my first bite of warm, chocolately-crunchy-yum assured me I had found the perfect cookie. These cookies were so good, they made me wonder if I'd missed my true calling.
And while I consider myself a perfectly reasonable person, I am choosing to keep this recipe to myself. If I gave it to you, you wouldn't love it nearly as much as when I surprise you with a plate full of what may very well become my signature cookie. Yes, you could find the recipe online if you did a bit of searching, but the mystery would be gone and I can't have that, now can I?