Thursday, January 14, 2016

Grandma Misel's Applesauce Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

First things FIRST!
How do you like my NEW BLOG LOOK?!?!

I couldn't be MORE happy with the way it turned out.

Big HUGE THANKS to Brielle at Breezy & Co. for working her magic. She was absolutely fabulous to work with!

I LOVE that NOW you can find my Visiting Teaching Handouts, Recipes and Etsy Shop - - RIGHT AT THE TOP!

I'm super giddy about it.

If you want to smell or taste what my childhood was like...

This recipe was my Grandma Misel's and it's very near and dear to my heart.  I've been thinking about her so much lately {she passed away when I was much younger}. Yesterday,  I had a somewhat extraordinary experience, where I felt her presence particularly close to me. 

Today, I woke up wanting to make her cookies, which I haven't made in YEARS.

My mom made these cookies for us ALL the time while we were growing up.  Especially on rainy days.

They taste SO good and they make your house smell like a dream. I promise.

You can pretty much add anything to them.
My dad has always been a big COCONUT fan so growing up, my mom always threw in a few handfuls of that.

I prefer them with JUST chocolate chips.

And heaven forbid - - PLEASE don't add raisins instead.
That's just blasphemous. 


Cream together:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter or shortening {my grandma always used shortening but today I only had butter and that was just fine.}

1 egg

1 cup applesauce

Blend in:

1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup oats
1 cup chocolate chips

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.

These cookies are soft and moist {gosh I hate that word, but really that's the best way to describe them}.


  1. Love the new look!
    I grew up spending LOTS of time at your Aunt Sherrie and Uncle John's house (Julie and I are BFF's). Sherrie used to make those cookies, and they are so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. What a small world! John and Sherrie and their family are the absolute best!!! I've always wished I lived closer to Julie - I know we would have a lot of fun together. :) xoxo

  2. I'll be making these very soon! I feel like I can almost smell them just thinking about the ingredients! :) I LOVE your new blog look! Just beautiful! And such a nice picture of you too! I enjoy your blog so much, thanks for all that you share!

    1. You are so sweet! Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope you love the cookies! xoxo

  3. These cookies sealed the deal for me when I was dating my husband. He grew up with them and so did I and we knew it was true love when we discovered we both love them. In fact, two nights ago my hubby begged me to make some and it was 11 pm. Applesauce oatmeal cookie dough is his love language! Haha.

  4. Thanks so much for the shout out! I loved working with you and absolutely adore how your site turned out. You have great taste! xo