Sometimes I’m just in the mood to make some quick cookies. In the mood of not thinking about any difficulties while preparing the ingredients. In the mood to have the cookies ready very fast so you don’t have to wait long for eating them. Don’t get me the wrong way, I love to have challenges in baking but in between I think there must be some easy and quick ones where you don’t have to use your brain very much. 😉 Especially if I notice that my cookie box is empty, which really doesn’t happen very often. But this is the moment when I realize that I either neglected baking or the cookies have just been eaten too fast. Whatever the reason is, the cookie box needs to be simply filled up immediately.
So that’s what I thought yesterday when I came home in the afternoon. I actually wanted to take off my bags and make myself ready immediately to go on an exhibition. World Press Photo presented press pictures from 2011/12 here in Zurich and I really was interested to see them. I knew that it wouldn’t be so easy as there would be pictures from press photographers from all over the world related to topics from the newspapers. And as we all know, the people around the world are sometimes making awful things. Unfortunately this is fact, and a lot of these are certainly seen in press pictures. That’s why I thought I need to make first something which is delighting me and I love to do, something which shows me that there also good things in this world – baking cookies. (finding satisfaction doesn’t need to be far way)
The following ones are for all people who are in a hurry, who want to bake cookies but don’t know which ones, who think the cookie box looks very unattended, who like crunchy cookies, who don’t like much to bake but awaiting some guests for tea time or who simply don’t have any reason … 😉 choose the one you match and enjoy!
Quick and easy Oatmeal cookies (found in book 1 Teig – 50 Kekse, recipe adjusted):
40g light brown toasted oatmeal,
200g spelt flour,
75g light brown sugar,
pinch of salt,
100g cold butter,
zest of 1 lemon,
knead all together and form 2 rolls, wrap them with plastic foil and put into freezer for 30 minutes
preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius, remove the plastic foil and cut pieces of about 1 cm width (I like having them thick) and bake for approx. 14 minutes