Sex or Cookies?

In the last week or so we've talked about Faking Orgasms.  We've also talked about a bigamist.  (By the way, I've already learned a little more about Joe the Bigamist and I'll update you on him as I hear more.)

What we haven't talked about yet are cookies.

I know, this is far from a cooking website.  Just hang with me for a minute. 

I was at my surgeon's office the other day.  You may have heard about him.  Dr. Schobert has been mentioned repeatedly during the Olympic coverage.  He's also been mentioned on Dancing With The Stars.  He takes care of some of the Olympians including Misty May (volleyball Gold Medalist).  In fact, Misty May was in his office with me this week.  He's fixed her shoulder (which works perfectly – way better than mine).  Recently she ruptured her Achilles tendon on Dancing With the Stars and he fixed that too.

Dr. Schobert doesn't take insurance because he doesn't need to.  People fly in from all over the country to see him and gladly pay cash for the privilege of going under his knife.  I, of course, was in a little different situation.  First of all, I had no cash.  Second, Doc won't take car accident victims because he doesn't want the legal nightmare car accidents involve. 

Dr. Schobert and I had met and become friendly years ago, however.  For some reason he's remembered me for all these years.  He heard about my situation (three failed surgeries) from a mutual friend last February.  A week later he was operating on me and rebuilding my entire shoulder.  Three weeks later he did a follow-up, more minor, surgery.  Doc did stuff to my arm and shoulder that hasn't been invented yet in the world of orthopedic surgery.

It was the worst thing I've ever gone through. 

It was the best thing that could have possibly happened to me. 

Getting my arm to work again has become his personal and professional mission.  I'm very grateful for that.  I think back constantly to a year ago when I would sob daily because the pain I was in could not be made tolerable by the strongest of pain meds.  I realize I will probably always have pain and limitations but where I was and where I am now …. Well, it's been a remarkable improvement.

This week as I was leaving Dr. Schobert's office he grabbed a homemade cookie a patient had brought in.  As he talked to me he sighed with joy over his cookie.  He offered me one, but I turned him down.  I was in a hurry to get going.  Then he paused and he said, "You know it's better than ClassOneDrug."  Yeah, doc thinks a homemade cookie can give you more peace/relief than the strongest pain narcotics on the market.

It got me thinking.

I doubt if I will ever offer another recipe here on Twenty Four At Heart, but I'm going to give you one today.  I am famous for my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.  With Halloween approaching, and with Dr. Schobert's words in my ear, I've decided to share the recipe.  They're easy to make and I've yet to meet a single person who hasn't loved them.  I've had the recipe for so long, I'm not sure where it originated from. 

If you have time, try making them this weekend.  They are moist, they are healthy (for a cookie), and they are … yummy!  Honestly, they are the favorite cookie of all 3 of my kids and all of their friends.  I only make them in the Fall and people start begging me for them towards the end of summer each year.  They're easy, I promise!

This recipe makes a ton – plan to give some away!

PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Ingredients:
1 + 1/2  c. butter (no substitutes)
2 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1 15oz. can pumpkin  (pumpkin's healthy!!)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
4 c. all purpose flour
2 c. quick cooking oats  (oats are healthy!!)
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
12oz. choc. chips  (I use milk choc, but semi-sweet are good too!)

Cream butter and sugars in a large bowl.  Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla.  In a separate bowl combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  (If you want some plain pumpkin cookies without chocolate, you can remove some of the batter prior to adding the chocolate chips.)  Drop by tablespoonfuls, two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for approximately 10-12 minutes. 

Enjoy! 

78 Responses to “Sex or Cookies?”

  1. SSG

    hmmm.. sounds yum! But will have to look up how much a c is, how much 350 is in celcius and what Oz are in grams… oh the joy of being European!
    thanks for the recipe!

  2. SSG

    hmmm.. sounds yum! But will have to look up how much a c is, how much 350 is in celcius and what Oz are in grams… oh the joy of being European!
    thanks for the recipe!

  3. SSG

    hmmm.. sounds yum! But will have to look up how much a c is, how much 350 is in celcius and what Oz are in grams… oh the joy of being European!
    thanks for the recipe!

  4. Joanne

    oh yes, we are entering my area of expertise. I’ll take the cookie, at least there will only be crumbs in the bed, not a big farting snoring … enough said. ANYWAY, my point is… DO NOT(!!) underestimate the pharmaceutical value of baked goods! I bet Sara Lee doesnt need Zanax

  5. Joanne

    oh yes, we are entering my area of expertise. I’ll take the cookie, at least there will only be crumbs in the bed, not a big farting snoring … enough said. ANYWAY, my point is… DO NOT(!!) underestimate the pharmaceutical value of baked goods! I bet Sara Lee doesnt need Zanax

  6. Joanne

    oh yes, we are entering my area of expertise. I’ll take the cookie, at least there will only be crumbs in the bed, not a big farting snoring … enough said. ANYWAY, my point is… DO NOT(!!) underestimate the pharmaceutical value of baked goods! I bet Sara Lee doesnt need Zanax

  7. mama llama

    Just found my soy-free chocolate chips, and there’s no gluten in this recipe? Can’t believe it. I will actually TRY THIS!!!
    Thank you! Be well, 24.

  8. mama llama

    Just found my soy-free chocolate chips, and there’s no gluten in this recipe? Can’t believe it. I will actually TRY THIS!!!
    Thank you! Be well, 24.

  9. mama llama

    Just found my soy-free chocolate chips, and there’s no gluten in this recipe? Can’t believe it. I will actually TRY THIS!!!
    Thank you! Be well, 24.

  10. EricaB

    Wow, mama lama is right. No gluten. Interesting…maybe we have to try them (although I, personally, am not a fan of pumpkin).

  11. EricaB

    Wow, mama lama is right. No gluten. Interesting…maybe we have to try them (although I, personally, am not a fan of pumpkin).

  12. EricaB

    Wow, mama lama is right. No gluten. Interesting…maybe we have to try them (although I, personally, am not a fan of pumpkin).

  13. Jan

    I am SO making these this weekend.
    The surgeon is absolutely right, you know. Truly comforting food can do for us what all the drugs in the world often can’t – relax us, ease our pain, make us happy. Beloved says I show love with food, and that is one reason why.
    But I still think, given the opportunity under the right circumstances, I’d pick sex first.

  14. Jan

    I am SO making these this weekend.
    The surgeon is absolutely right, you know. Truly comforting food can do for us what all the drugs in the world often can’t – relax us, ease our pain, make us happy. Beloved says I show love with food, and that is one reason why.
    But I still think, given the opportunity under the right circumstances, I’d pick sex first.

  15. Jan

    I am SO making these this weekend.
    The surgeon is absolutely right, you know. Truly comforting food can do for us what all the drugs in the world often can’t – relax us, ease our pain, make us happy. Beloved says I show love with food, and that is one reason why.
    But I still think, given the opportunity under the right circumstances, I’d pick sex first.

  16. Lori

    I would most definetly pick sex over a cookie since I am not a big sweet eater. These do sound good though and just may have to try making some this weekend. It’s getting cold here and there is nothing like baking on a cool day and the smell that it brings the home.
    Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend. Smiles!

  17. Lori

    I would most definetly pick sex over a cookie since I am not a big sweet eater. These do sound good though and just may have to try making some this weekend. It’s getting cold here and there is nothing like baking on a cool day and the smell that it brings the home.
    Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend. Smiles!

  18. Lori

    I would most definetly pick sex over a cookie since I am not a big sweet eater. These do sound good though and just may have to try making some this weekend. It’s getting cold here and there is nothing like baking on a cool day and the smell that it brings the home.
    Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend. Smiles!

  19. thistle

    pumpkin and chocolate chips, two of my favourite things…
    and who says we have to pick one or the other!?? Why??!

  20. thistle

    pumpkin and chocolate chips, two of my favourite things…
    and who says we have to pick one or the other!?? Why??!

  21. thistle

    pumpkin and chocolate chips, two of my favourite things…
    and who says we have to pick one or the other!?? Why??!

  22. Heather

    I remember hearing about that dr during the Olympics! These cookies sound great. I’m going to make them tonight!

  23. Heather

    I remember hearing about that dr during the Olympics! These cookies sound great. I’m going to make them tonight!

  24. Heather

    I remember hearing about that dr during the Olympics! These cookies sound great. I’m going to make them tonight!

  25. Kelly

    Made a grocery list, headed to the store. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

  26. Kelly

    Made a grocery list, headed to the store. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

  27. Kelly

    Made a grocery list, headed to the store. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

  28. Judi

    It’s too hot to think about turning on the oven, but as soon as the weather cools I’m definitely making these! They sound similar to ones my brother loves and spends too much money buying at Ralph’s.

  29. Judi

    It’s too hot to think about turning on the oven, but as soon as the weather cools I’m definitely making these! They sound similar to ones my brother loves and spends too much money buying at Ralph’s.

  30. Judi

    It’s too hot to think about turning on the oven, but as soon as the weather cools I’m definitely making these! They sound similar to ones my brother loves and spends too much money buying at Ralph’s.

  31. goodfather

    Hey, great recipe! I hope I can convince my beautiful wife to try these out. She’s not a huge pumpkin fan, but I am.
    So awesome that Dr. Schobert is your doctor! I’m glad you have such amazing care.
    Happy Friday!

  32. goodfather

    Hey, great recipe! I hope I can convince my beautiful wife to try these out. She’s not a huge pumpkin fan, but I am.
    So awesome that Dr. Schobert is your doctor! I’m glad you have such amazing care.
    Happy Friday!

  33. goodfather

    Hey, great recipe! I hope I can convince my beautiful wife to try these out. She’s not a huge pumpkin fan, but I am.
    So awesome that Dr. Schobert is your doctor! I’m glad you have such amazing care.
    Happy Friday!

  34. EricaB

    Heading to the grocery store right now, check back on Monday for an update. I was SO excited these were gluten free till I REALLY read the recipe…flour…ah well, I don’t care but my mom may (who says she has to eat them) 🙂

  35. EricaB

    Heading to the grocery store right now, check back on Monday for an update. I was SO excited these were gluten free till I REALLY read the recipe…flour…ah well, I don’t care but my mom may (who says she has to eat them) 🙂

  36. EricaB

    Heading to the grocery store right now, check back on Monday for an update. I was SO excited these were gluten free till I REALLY read the recipe…flour…ah well, I don’t care but my mom may (who says she has to eat them) 🙂

  37. emmysuh

    Those cookies sound delicious! I’ll have to try sometime.
    And it’s nice to here you writing something positive about your arm situation, glad to hear of some progress.

  38. emmysuh

    Those cookies sound delicious! I’ll have to try sometime.
    And it’s nice to here you writing something positive about your arm situation, glad to hear of some progress.

  39. emmysuh

    Those cookies sound delicious! I’ll have to try sometime.
    And it’s nice to here you writing something positive about your arm situation, glad to hear of some progress.

  40. Liz C

    I bet the doc would like some of those, too. 🙂 I think he’s earned them.
    BTW, for SSG:
    1 oz (weight) = ~28.35 gm.
    1 fluid oz = ~29.6 ml
    1 cup = 8 fl oz = ~236.5 ml
    350 deg F = 175 dec C
    🙂

  41. Liz C

    I bet the doc would like some of those, too. 🙂 I think he’s earned them.
    BTW, for SSG:
    1 oz (weight) = ~28.35 gm.
    1 fluid oz = ~29.6 ml
    1 cup = 8 fl oz = ~236.5 ml
    350 deg F = 175 dec C
    🙂

  42. Liz C

    I bet the doc would like some of those, too. 🙂 I think he’s earned them.
    BTW, for SSG:
    1 oz (weight) = ~28.35 gm.
    1 fluid oz = ~29.6 ml
    1 cup = 8 fl oz = ~236.5 ml
    350 deg F = 175 dec C
    🙂

  43. Midlife Mama

    How about a cookie while having sex? Double your pleasure!! heehee!
    They sound yummy. I’m famous for my apple pie recipe; maybe I’ll post it in my blog. I told my mom that we might not be able to come to their house for Thanksgiving because Dr. Jekyll might be on-call. She said, “Well, okay, but could you go ahead and send one of your apple pies anyway???” LOL

  44. Midlife Mama

    How about a cookie while having sex? Double your pleasure!! heehee!
    They sound yummy. I’m famous for my apple pie recipe; maybe I’ll post it in my blog. I told my mom that we might not be able to come to their house for Thanksgiving because Dr. Jekyll might be on-call. She said, “Well, okay, but could you go ahead and send one of your apple pies anyway???” LOL

  45. Midlife Mama

    How about a cookie while having sex? Double your pleasure!! heehee!
    They sound yummy. I’m famous for my apple pie recipe; maybe I’ll post it in my blog. I told my mom that we might not be able to come to their house for Thanksgiving because Dr. Jekyll might be on-call. She said, “Well, okay, but could you go ahead and send one of your apple pies anyway???” LOL

  46. Missy

    These cookies are great and the recipe makes a double batch. I did as 24 said and held back some batter for pumpkin cookies and both are terrific. I like them because they are so moist and not terribly sweet. KEEPERS. Thanks 24 for a great addition to my baking archive.

  47. Missy

    These cookies are great and the recipe makes a double batch. I did as 24 said and held back some batter for pumpkin cookies and both are terrific. I like them because they are so moist and not terribly sweet. KEEPERS. Thanks 24 for a great addition to my baking archive.

  48. Missy

    These cookies are great and the recipe makes a double batch. I did as 24 said and held back some batter for pumpkin cookies and both are terrific. I like them because they are so moist and not terribly sweet. KEEPERS. Thanks 24 for a great addition to my baking archive.

  49. Smart Mouth Broad

    Your surgeon sounds like an amazing person and obviously a gifted surgeon. The cookies sound great. I missed my chance for weekend baking but will try them soon. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Smart Mouth Broad

    Your surgeon sounds like an amazing person and obviously a gifted surgeon. The cookies sound great. I missed my chance for weekend baking but will try them soon. Thanks for sharing.

  51. Smart Mouth Broad

    Your surgeon sounds like an amazing person and obviously a gifted surgeon. The cookies sound great. I missed my chance for weekend baking but will try them soon. Thanks for sharing.

  52. amyz5

    wow, never would have pegged you for the recipe type but these do sound great. I guess i might have to try them.
    so martha, tell me, does this mean we abandon all talk of faking orgasms?

  53. amyz5

    wow, never would have pegged you for the recipe type but these do sound great. I guess i might have to try them.
    so martha, tell me, does this mean we abandon all talk of faking orgasms?

  54. amyz5

    wow, never would have pegged you for the recipe type but these do sound great. I guess i might have to try them.
    so martha, tell me, does this mean we abandon all talk of faking orgasms?

  55. Duchess

    Sex or cookies? I didn’t know I got to choose. Sex, thank you, any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Are you sending someone round?
    Seriously, has the good Doctor improved your shoulder? Does he think he can?

  56. Duchess

    Sex or cookies? I didn’t know I got to choose. Sex, thank you, any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Are you sending someone round?
    Seriously, has the good Doctor improved your shoulder? Does he think he can?

  57. Duchess

    Sex or cookies? I didn’t know I got to choose. Sex, thank you, any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Are you sending someone round?
    Seriously, has the good Doctor improved your shoulder? Does he think he can?

  58. Carole

    hmmm, I’m a single mom and I swore off men years ago – so I’ll definitely take the cookies! I love pumpkin.

  59. Carole

    hmmm, I’m a single mom and I swore off men years ago – so I’ll definitely take the cookies! I love pumpkin.

  60. Carole

    hmmm, I’m a single mom and I swore off men years ago – so I’ll definitely take the cookies! I love pumpkin.

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