I once made a phone call to one of my younger brothers while I was away at college. As was custom and socially acceptable of a college-aged student in 2004, I began the conversation with “Whaaaazup????”
Kidding. That phrase was never socially acceptable. And if you still use it: you. must. stop. now.
Anyway. That’s what I said.
And he, an awkward tween suffering from the social anxiety condition we know as Middle School, groaned and said, “Ashton! You know I don’t know how to answer that question!!!”
At the time, I thought that response was hilarious. Because how could you not know how to answer that question?? Loosely translated, all it means is “Hey, how are you? What’s happening in your life today?”
But today, at this point in my life, I have to admit that I can no longer laugh at his trepidation in being asked that question.
Because it’s a question I’ve come to dread these days…
How has your day been? What have you done?
Oh my gosh. I don’t know! How has my day been? What have I done? I think I can remember this morning….? Did I have cereal? No, wait, that was yesterday. Can I remember as far back as breakfast?
Hm… Dinner’s not ready yet. So, I know I didn’t make dinner.
The house is a mess. So I’m pretty sure I haven’t been cleaning.
Blue’s Clues has played about fifteen hundred million times. I know that. So I guess I didn’t teach my kid to read or anything…
Oh wait– I bet I was working. Oh…. my inbox has 73 unread message. Ok. So I didn’t do that….
It’s 4:30pm??? What the???
My days are a blur of Dinosaur Train, answering emails, crayola wall art, meatballs smashed into the kitchen rug, Pinterest stats, diapers, and baking. I really don’t think I could tell you what I had for breakfast this morning. Maybe I instagrammed it….?
Does anybody else feel like that?
I think these cookies must feel like that. They don’t really know which cookie they’re supposed to be, because they’re such a hodge podge of different goodies! I like to think of them as: Monster Cookies + White Chocolate Macadamia + Halloween.
It’s a fun twist on two classic cookies plus the fabulous-ness of seasonal M&MS :)
Happy Fall, ya’ll :)
1/2 c. shortening (I do not recommend subbing butter in this recipe)
1 1/2 c. Biscoff spread
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 scant tbsp. corn syrup
4 1/2 c. old fashioned oats
1 c. macadamia nuts
2 c. white chocolate M&Ms (seasonal)
- Cream together the shortening, Biscoff, brown sugar, and granulate sugar until mixed well. Add the vanilla, eggs, baking soda, salt, and corn syrup; mix well.
- Add the M&Ms, macadamia nuts, and 2 cups of oats. Mix well.
- Gradually add in the remaining oats. Use a sturdy rubber spatula if necessary.
- Scoop out by tablespoons (don't make them larger!!) onto a parchment lined (a must) baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake at 350º for 7-9 minutes. Makes approx. 4 dozen cookies
Note: These are thin cookies!! The amount sugar in the Biscoff makes them spread. It also makes them sticky, so USE the parchment paper!