The Cristina Yang to Your Meredith: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Comfort Cookies    

We’ve all had those days where we lose. We lose a job, a loved one, a little bit of innocence. Similarly we all have those day where we win. We get a free coffee, the promotion we worked for, we get exactly what we wanted. Most days I feel like I’m playing Russian Roulette; will it all work out or will it come crashing down? I’m Type A, I love routines and schedules and doing all I can in an attempt to flawlessly move along in life, but the fear of never knowing exactly what’s next scares and excites.

Behind each of those good day, bad days, anxiety and excitement for the future is your person. Cristina Yang said it best “She’s my person. If I murdered someone, she’s the person I’d call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor. She’s my person.”

Your person is the head cheerleader in the front row on your best day and crutch you need on your worst. It is never a question of why with your person it is just a nod in agreement. Your person is ease, grace, and your person is comfort.

So here is a recipe inspired by all the Cristina Yangs and Meredith Greys out there; especially mine.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Comfort Cookies

Yields 12-15 Cookies 

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Assembling the comfort cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine butter and sugars until smooth. Add egg and vanilla.
  3. In a seperate bowl, combine flour, oats, and baking soda.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients.
  5. Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  6. Roll dough into 1 inch diameter balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 11 minutes. Let cool.




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