Surprises can be quite awesome sometimes. But other times, they can be pretty terrible.
Like when I got this Polly Pocket Magical Mansion playset for Christmas. Awesome.
This thing lights up! The dance floor. It. Lights. Up. Can you believe this thing? Then I found out my cousin got the same playset too. So whenever I went over to her place, I still got to play with this truly magical mansion. I was never without my Polly Pocket.
Then there was a time when I was running around at school and I slipped and fell. I thought my ankle was sprained when I couldn't walk right after I got up. Turns out I had actually fractured it. Terrible.
And not only that, but I had to hobble around with crutches for about 2 months, close to the start of summer.
Oatmeal Cranberry Raisin Cookies
Adapted from Allrecipes
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups rolled oats (old fashioned oats)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
make the dough
1. Cream together the butter and both sugars.
2. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla extract, making sure that everything is well combined.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt. Gradually add these dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Make sure you do not over-mix the dough.
4. Stir in the roleld oats, raisins, and dried cranberries. You can use a large spoon or spatula, but I found it easiest to mix with my hands.
5. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Line your baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
1. Roll 2 teaspoons of dough into a ball and place on your prepared baking sheet. Be sure to space your cookies about 2 inches apart.
2. Bake the cookies at 375°F for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
3. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.