No rehearsal without cookies

03Feb10

Spending the whole day in an orchestra rehearsal means that you need energy. And playing a string instrument means: you can eat during the rehearsals. And playing viola means: there will be a perfect buffet of sweets in your group. These cookies can be a perfect part of it: they aren’t sticky, so your fingers keep clean and with the rolled oats and the apples you can always say that they are also kind of healthy.
I got the recipe from a binder filled with American recipes for Americans (ok. let’s say US-Americans) who live in Germany. It was a gift I got from somebody I don’t really know, but that’s another story.

Let’s start:

2 cups oats (180 g)
1,5 cups flour (190g)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamom
1/2 tsp nutmeg (well, I just use much, I don’t know, if it’s 1/2 tsp)

1 cup margarine (165g) or butter
1/2 cup sugar (110g)
1 cup brown sugar (200g; use Rohrohrzucker)
vanilla
2 eggs
250 g dried apple rings, chopped
1 cup walnuts (100 g), chopped

Cream together margarine, sugar, and eggs. Add the spices. Mix together oats, flour, salt, baking soda and mix well with the butter-sugar-egg-mix.
Add apples and walnuts.

Heat the oven (180°C), form cookies using spoons or your fingers and put them on a cookie sheet. Bake for 11 minutes until lightly browned.  Cool them, bring them to the rehearsal or anywhere else and everybody will love you!

I think, they are a bit sweet (and if I say that, they are really sweet!), so next time I’m going to use less sugar (maybe 1-1,25 cups) and more walnuts (maybe 2 cups) for getting a nuttier taste.

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2 Responses to “No rehearsal without cookies”

  1. 1 Maike

    I especially like the sound of “getting a nuttier taste” ;-) Bis morsche!

  2. 2 Ulrike

    Does it mean there will be some cookies in the evening rehearsal today? well…that’s a really big reason to drop by… :)


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