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The past few weeks I have been working on some internship application. It's stressing me out a bit.
It's the internship that will allow me to become a dietitian, and the nerve-wrecking part is that there is only a 50% acceptance rate. I feel like I am putting all my eggs in one basket, and hoping for the best. I have gotten so far in school and job experience that I think I will have a good chance. Wait, I don't want to jinx myself. I keep contemplating whether I should submit the application or wait for a few days, because once it's out, it is done.
What should I do?
Make cookies, duh!
I have lots of pecans from making rum balls, so I made pecan oatmeal cookies with orange zest and chocolate chips.
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This recipe is from Epicurious.com, one of my favorite food websites. Lots of reviewers said they don't care for the orange zest, I love it. As you can see, I used clementine zest, same thing.
I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar.
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The cookies came out very flat. Either could be either a) the butter was too warm, b) I over-creamed the butter, or c) more flour is needed.
Either way, the cookies were delicious. Yummo plus!
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Three and half cookies later I realized I still have to face this internship application dilemma I have. Since I am done with the application I should just read it over (again) then submit it, on the other hand, I just want to hang on to it in case something happens. The truth is there will be nothing else happening that I could add to the application. It is just going to sit there waiting for me to click "submit". Eh, I should just grab another cookie and then submit it for good.
Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
by Katie Sparks and Andrea Strong
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 2 cups chopped pecans
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips