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Jun 13, 2013 09:01 AM

I want cookies? Cake? Other?

It's raining, I'm bored, a little depressed. What sweet, self-indulgent reward should I bake for myself without having to go shopping for obscure ingredients?

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  1. To me, there's nothing better than oatmeal chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven :) This is basically the recipe I've been making since I was 5 years old: I don't do the walnuts though.

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    1. re: juliejulez

      I did it! I made the batter. It needs to chill, because I think O-R cookies are better if you start them when they are cold.

      1. re: PesachBenSchlomo

        I like them even better with butterscotch chips instead of chocolate chips. Great combo.

        1. re: pine time

          I just came out of a meeting to which the HR VP brought oatmeal butterscotch chip cookies. Yum.

    2. Cinnamon rolls!

      If you have cream in the house make black & white cookies.

      Coconut cupcakes

      Chocolate truffle cake like le bĂȘte noir from epicurious. For some reason I can't provide the link from my phone.


      Are these doing anything for you. What do you like?

      Whatever you make, share some and you might feel a bit cheered by that.

      Btw, when faced with a day like yours I like to turn on lots of lights, more than needed, so the house feels bathed in bright warmth. Still, sharing your treats will be the best medicine. :)

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      1. re: bonoeuf

        Black & Whites! Oh, you are clever. Damn, I already started something.

        1. re: PesachBenSchlomo

          You can never go wrong with oatmeal cookies! Enjoy. :)

          1. re: PesachBenSchlomo

            I just made my first batch of black & whites the other day. The came out amazing! Total yum!!

            When I want something really indulgent, it's usually some kind of cheesecake or else a gooey chocolate bread pudding or a trifle.

            1. re: jbsiegel

              I have maybe three recipes for B&Ws but haven't tried any of them. And they are my girlfriend's favorite cookie. I had better shape up.

              1. re: PesachBenSchlomo


                This is my favorite recipe. They are wonderful. Get cracking, Romeo!

          2. re: bonoeuf

            Way out here in the sticks I can share with ... my dog?

          3. Brownies, scones, rice pudding? What floats your boat, treatwise?

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            1. If you've got some kind of milk and eggs, you've got custard.

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              1. re: pinehurst

                Oh, yeah! I even have some really, really good vanilla beans. Oh, well, I will store that idea away.

              2. yesterday I made lemon blueberry cupcakes. mmmm...

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                  1. re: jujuthomas

                    Do you have a link to a recipe that you could share? That sounds like a great combo!

                    1. re: ohmyyum

                      well.... I didn't use a recipe. I used a boxed mix.

                      <ducks for cover>

                      I did the weight watchers "diet coke cake" thing with a lemon cake mix, a can of diet sprite and about 2 cups of blueberries. they came out REALLY gooey.

                      1. re: jujuthomas

                        Bahahhaha I love it! That sounds both awful and delicious-- thanks for fessing up!