Dear Martha Stewart,
In 8th grade I remember making fun of Martha. Little did I know, I would be reading her Magazine routinely and making her featured recipes and even *thinking* about making her Christmas decorations. I know. I’ve turned to the sweetside.. It would have happened a little earlier if I had just let myself succumb to the wonderful baked goods and colored papers inside those pages of Living mag. The only saving grace that I can find is that I know that there’s no way that Martha writes and makes all this junk on her own. She pays many many talented people to come up with these things to share with us, and luckily… they do just that. They bring us beautiful holidays and delicious cookies and wonderful photography (another perk of having bukoodegobs of cash in your pocket.. thanks to insider trading.
NONETHELESS! I have made two of Martha’s pies for Thanksgiving. Sadly. And they were delicious.
Pumpkin Pie: Here —– Actually.. I had my Fiancee make this pie to practice his baking skills. He rocked. Scroll down for an exclusive pic of him in his delicious apron.
Cranberry Cinnamon Almond Pie: Here
Below are the recipes for my own personal favorites, the Chocolate Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies… Yummi.
Chocolate Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
1c. Butter, room temp
1 c. Granulated Sugar
1 c. Brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 c. Cocoa Powder
1 3/4c. AP Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 c. Oats
1 pkg Butterscotch Chips
Cream the butter and the Sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, incorporating them completely. Add the salt, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon and baking soda. Then add the flour, Oats and chips. Mix completely and using a #30 disher, place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 9 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Let them cool on a wire rack and enjoy!