Hey there! I finally have a weekend that we have absolutely nothing going on. It seems like ever since Spring started we've been non-stop every weekend. The kiddo's little league was a lot of fun his first year, but lots of practices, games, volunteering at snack bar etc. Plus all of the regular end of school year stuff. I also had a work trip to Japan in June and we had vacation to San Diego last week. So it's been so hectic and busy that to have a weekend with no running around has been so great.
But of course I couldn't just sit around doing nothing - well I did for a little bit and that was enough. I also made some cookies. Oatmeal cookies. With. Lucky Charms. Yes, Lucky Charms the cereal!
They made them this year in this "limited edition" box with all green clover marshmallows.
Lucky Charms are one of my favorite junkie cereals. I indulge every once in a blue moon (or maybe green moon in this case). So I bought a box on sale after St. Patrick's Day and immediately forgot about it. When I found it today, going though some bags, I thought it would be fun to make cookies with them.
I used the recipe on the Quaker Oats container for Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Mix up the cookie dough as per the recipe but I used 1 and 1/2 cups of the dry oats and 1 and 1/2 cups of the Lucky Charms (instead of 3 cups of oats in the recipe). I also substituted yogurt raisins for regular raisins.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes or just brown around the edges and top.
The recipe held up to its name and these cookies vanished quickly!
|Ginormous Lucky Charms Oatmeal & Yogurt Raisin Sandwich Cookie|
Especially if you add a little cool whip and make a Lucky Charms Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich.
Not that I did that, because that would make a huge oatmeal pie like cookie that would need to be taste tested immediately and after coming back from an indulgent vacation last week eating something like this would be so gluttonous (aka magically delicious)!
Anyway I hope you are enjoying your summer and have some time to relax and sit back and enjoy the days. It will be Fall again before we know it! Have a great week!