First, an auction update:
I think the people who are interested in Tetris Quilt 2.0 are being rational and waiting until the last moments of the auction to bid again — why bid up the price now when they can snipe it at the last minute? Two of the bidders work in my building and both told me that’s their plan. Logical, and not as much fun for me.
Tomorrow there is a bake sale fundraiser in my office. I made a cherry cheesecake in a graham cracker pie crust last night, earlier today I made a cake filled with Nutella and sprinkled with chocolate shavings, and right now in the oven there are my renowned oatmeal-coconut cookies. I made a double batch, and I’m filling ziptop plastic bags with a dozen in each. Extras will go on a free sample plate, which will guarantee that the cookies will sell out no matter what price the bake sale organizer sets. They’re just that good.
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup coconut
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1. Heat oven to 375. Grease cookie sheet, or lay down parchment paper. I did this tonight and I love it.
2. Cream shortening and sugars. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well-blended.
3. Stir in remaining ingredients.
4. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheet. Bake about 8-9 minutes. They’ll still be soft, so let cool for a minute or two before removing to cool on parchment or waxed paper. Note: I recommend against removing from cookie sheet directly to mouth until they’ve cooled at least four minutes.