Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Solstice!

The summer solstice is kind of a big deal in AK. Down in Anchorage and Fairbanks the sun does officially set, but it's light out like it never went down. Here in Barrow the sun has been up for 41 days... the summer solstice marks the midway point for our extremely LONG day that lasts for approximately 82 days. So for us the countdown is 41 days till sunset! Since we're not down in the big cities to have official celebrations, I just made cookies. I made do with what I had so I think this is actually an original recipe... so I'm calling it MV's Happy Solstice chocolate oatmeal cookies!

1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. butter
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. self-rising flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugars, and cocoa together. Add eggs. Mix in flour, salt and vanilla and mix till blended. Lastly, mix in oats. Add dollops of batter on a non stick surface cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until done.

Today has been a really great productive day. It's also Ian's last work day before he has three days off so we'll be off having fun and finishing getting the house put in order. The kitchen is finally done which helped aid in the cookie baking!

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