Guilty Pleasure Confession :
Safe to say that it is only the best show to have been created!
Obsessed is an understatement.
You know you have an attachment issue when you start referencing quotes to fit the situations of your everyday life.
Yes, we do own the box-set.
Yes, I have watched every single episode...five times.
Should I be ashamed? Never!
Anyone who says they don't like Friends is a silly human being. What is there not to love?
I will even go as far to admit that I did in fact purchase Season One of 'Joey,' hoping to hold onto what was left of the Friends era. Success or not, I love me some Friends!
Here comes to embarrassing part...
My devotion does not stop at the box set and Joey spin-off. Oh no, it doesn't stop there my friends!
Cooking With Friends.
Now, before you judge me - think about it.
It's a clever concept don't you think? The book is fantastic. It holds every recipe imaginable - from 'New York Urban Eats' to 'Holiday Cooking.' Who wouldn't want to eat the lasagna that Monica makes repeatedly throughout the series? Or the pizza which is often ordered?
The best one by far though is 'Phoebe's Fabulous Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies.'
Honestly, they are the best Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies that you will ever taste!
Seeing as it is currently Sunday, I decided to dust off the cookbook and crack into these cookies.
Recipe taken from 'Cooking With Friends'
12 tablespoons of unsalted butter (1 1/2 Sticks)
3/4 cup of firmly packed brown-sugar
2/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/4 cups of flour
3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 cup of raisins
- Preheat over to 375
Cream the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth
Stir together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the batter until just combined. Stir in the raisins.
Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto 2 large baking sheets (no need to grease them), leaving 2 inches between each ball of dough. Bake until cookies are golden brown, 12 - 15 minutes. Cool cookies on sheet for several minutes and then transfer them to a rack to cool further.
(Makes about 24 large cookies)
Do I even need to suggest how you enjoy them?!
Pop some Friends on the telly and eat away!