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When a purchased food becomes such a habit that I can’t fathom a day without this item, it’s usually when I decide to make something like it at home. This winter, it’s been cookies… boxes, and boxes of cookies. All kinds of cookies. Chewy, grainy, nutty ones; flat, crispy sugary ones. It’s an awful way to start off the new year, I suppose.
I don’t know if this is victorious or rather quite submissive of me, then, to concoct a cookie that serves my purpose much better than any store-bought ones. But, I did. It combines my favorite things about all those cookies that I’d binged on, together in one ultimate batch: rolled oats for chewy bits of texture, dark chocolate shards, and lip-smacking peanut butter.