Kathryn says: Before settling into my spot on the couch to watch The Office with my family, I embraced my sudden urge to bake cookies for the office at which I was volunteering the next day.
I modified the tried and true Quaker Oats’ Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe (http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and-recipes/content/recipes/recipe-detail.aspx?recipeId=474) in the following ways:
For one, I added a cup of Publix semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels. After all, a cookie without chocolate is like a pond without water!
The other adjustment I made was to substitute vegetable oil in place of the butter. I asked J, my nutritionist sis, for a healthy substitute. She said for every cup of butter, substitute 3/4 cup of canola oil, but we only had vegetable oil in, which she said would be fine.
The cookies came out puffier with the oil than the times I had made them with butter. They were crunchy and sweet. They were a tasty dessert to compliment a hilarious show and an appreciative office the next day. Dad and J wouldn’t stop raving about them!