I am a procrastinator. I put things off until the very very last possible minute. I cannot do things ahead of time, even if I have the time to do them. Instead, I get lost in tweets or become painfully distracted searching and listening to new music on iTunes. It really is a problem.
True to form, when it came time for the Eat My Blog charity bake sale last Saturday, I had put off buying my ingredients and making my cookies.
The day before the sale I had to prepare everything, and I did not start early. Instead I cleaned the kitchen, I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, I hung out with R; suffice it to say I procrastinated. Finally when I was ready to start mid-day I had not left myself much time.
The rest of my day was wholly consumed in whipping, mixing, sifting and baking- and I mean my whole day! Ninety-five cookies, two big bowls of frosting, and 30 mistake cookies later, I somehow pulled together my Oatmeal Sandwich cookies. Once a procrastinator, always a procrastinator. But why change my ways when I always manage to pull things together in the end?
The oatmeal cookies were crispy and sweet. The filling was satiny and light. A little hint of (divulging a secret here) almond extract made it taste almost like ice cream.
Eat My Blog was a great success. It was a bake sale offering home made sweet treats from LA food bloggers. When Cathy of Gastronomy Blog sent me a message that I could participate in this amazing event I was elated. I was happy to help a good cause, all proceeds benefiting the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, I was eager too meet so many LA food bloggers I have never met, and most of all I was excited to bake.
There was an amazing array of confections and everything sold out! Thanks again GastronomyBlog, DianaTakesABite, Deliciouscoma, and G-ma's Bakery for putting on a great event! I can’t wait for the next bake sale. This time hopefully I won’t wait until the last minute to bake and I can actually get a little sleep.
Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies:
½ pound butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
3 cups uncooked oats
¾ cup confectioner sugar
1 stick butter, softened
½ cup vegetable shortening
1 ½ tablespoons light corn syrup
1 jar marshmallow fluff
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon almond extract
* mix ingredients with electric mixer until combined and fluffy