Cookies with love

Happy Valentine’s Galentine’s Sunday folks.

Now I’m not one to buy into Valentine’s day all that much. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love love. I only have to hear about how your Uncle’s, best friend’s, cousin’s, wife’s, neighbour met their spouse and I get emotional.

However I much prefer to celebrate love on all 365 366 days of the year.

Having said that – I do indulge in it – just a little bit. Because I really just love love.

Today marks Alex and my first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife. Sadly we actually spent it apart. The moment I finished work, he started work. It is what it is.

So after I finished work, I met up with my lovely friend and fabulous Galentine, Sam who graced me with a bunch of flowers, a smoothie and a walk date and an all in all wonderful afternoon #ilovelove.

I returned home to find a beautiful card and 1 2 3 bunches of flowers [not roses – I’m rather picky with flowers, alongside fruit oddly enough] from my wonderful husband #feelingloved #ilovelove #igotemotional.

A few weeks ago I had purchased some scrapbooks from Kikki K with the intention of creating a heart felt gift. Life got in the way really. I seriously don’t know where the time went.

I decided to create another gift from my heart. So cookies it was.

I raided my rather sparse pantry and discovered a packet of wholemeal spelt flour. I had purchased this with great intentions but sadly had never known what to do with it been adventurous enough to try it.

Well folks – google is a wonderful invention.

I stumbled across a recipe for:

Chewy oatmeal raisin cookies

Boy are they delicious! You can view the recipe here.


Adaptations to the recipe:

  • I substituted raisins for sultanas. 1/2 – 3/4 of a cup is plentiful
  • I added 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut just for fun [Add this in alongside the oats to the wet mixture]

 

Handy hints:

  • Roll the cookies into a small ball. I thought I was being quite dainty. These cookies expand a lot. So my seemingly dainty cookies are now very generous cookies.
  • As they expand, make sure you leave plenty of space between the cookies

 

Serves approximately 20 generous cookies.

 


 

I hope Alex loovvessss them.

 

valentines copy

Lots of love

Tess

xoxox

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