HAPPY VOTING DAY!!!
Today, I have great hopes that I will stop being consumed by the news and this never-ending political campaign. I also hope that it will all end on a sweet note. I realize that this means different things for different people. So this is what I propose:
-If you are happy with our new president, you can celebrate with these wonderful cookies.
-If you are unhappy with our new president, you can cheer up with these wonderful cookies.
Not a bad deal, eh?
I have to wonder what I will do with my free-time? For the past year, I have spent so many hours listening to the radio, watching news shows, reading countless articles, and biting my fingernails (when I should have been eating cookies). I never miss a chance to vote. I take my role as a voter so seriously that I even took a political science class to brush up on my knowledge. It gave me a great understanding of our government and what influences its policies. Here's what I've learned: relax and greet anything you can't control with a laugh and a good cookie.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies (makes 19)
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup salted peanuts
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups GF rolled oats
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven 375F
Oil cookie sheet
Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
Pulse 20 times, scraping the sides halfway.
Carefully remove the blade from the bowl.
Form each cookie by scooping 1 rounded tablespoon of batter. Roll it into a ball and place on cookie sheet. Finish forming all the cookies.
Oil the back of spatula and use it to flatten each cookie slightly.
Bake for 15 minutes or until bottom and tops are slightly golden. Cool on a rack and enjoy! Store in an airtight container.
More scrumptious cookies to get through election day...
Lebanese Walnut Cookies
Pistachio Cranberry Wedding Cookies
Cardamon Dark Chocolate Cookies
And one last fun picture... teapot created by my daughter.