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Emotional Baking
cold maple oatmeal cookies.
It’s a cold morning, quiet and still. It’s raining but it feels cold enough for snow. On these mornings, the weather *is* the mood. In that case, I’m in need of warmth – I think I’ll bake.
I'm feeling...
something that overshadows the mood (with coziness),
something that’s not fancy, in any way,
something with a warm, comforting smell as it bakes,
something with a crisp, maple-y sweet, oat taste...
  • I’m cold
  • I’ll bake
  • Maple Oatmeal Cookies
  • Crisp, Maple-y, Sweet
  • Toasty
These cookies have a “warming effect” from the heat of the oven (as they bake) to the hot tea accompanying them. Ah, toasty, warm, perfect!
maple oatmeal cookies.
Print Recipe
Prep time: 15 minutes, Bake time: 15-17 minutes
Makes 36 cookies
  • 1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup (160 g) brown sugar
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp (60 g) white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp maple syrup, amber grade
  • 1 ½ cups (232 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups (210 g) rolled oats
Let’s shake off this cold...
Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk the butter until smooth. Add the sugars to the butter and mix until creamy.
Add the vanilla, eggs and maple syrup, mixing well after each addition.
Deliciously sweet scents fill the air...
Fold in the flour and salt.
Stir in the rolled oats.
I think this is going to be just what I need...
Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto the baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the cookies are light golden brown at the edges. Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet.
Enjoy a few while they’re warm, heck, dip them in the hot tea as you eat them for an extra boost of heat.
cold maple oatmeal cookies.
cold maple oatmeal cookies.
(Recipe and Photos courtesy of Emotional Baking©)
Feel. Bake. Better.
It’s not just about baking something to get you through the day.
It’s not about eating the whole tray to feel better.
It’s about getting lost in the process.
It’s about enjoying every moment.
It’s about sharing it with people that support and care about you.
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
A note for anyone who needs it:
Baking, while wonderful, can only help so much...
If you’re struggling in any way,
If you feel alone or you need help,
Contact your primary care physician or follow the links below to find help in your area. You are never alone!
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