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The Ex-Boyfriend Cookies

The Ex-Boyfriend Cookies

When the hard times (or good times for that matter) come your way, this little cookie will get you through anything. You may of course be questioning my logic. Maybe you’re pulling an Ellie from Up and thinking, “Cross your heart! Cross it!” Whatever you’re thinking I assure you that you need not confound your brain’s pressure space any longer. These cookies are your ticket to sunnier days.

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Not to mention, you don’t have to feel oh so bad about these, they’re vegan.

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Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Servings: 24 small cookies

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup oil (canola or olive work well)
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vanilla almond milk
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups quick oatmeal (uncooked)
2 cups dark chocolate chips (if you want sweeter cookies, try semi-sweet chocolate chips)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt together, and set aside.

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3. Mix oil and sugar until creamy. Add water and mix very well.
4. Add almond milk and vanilla extra. Stir until the sugar mixture until it is uniform in color.

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5. Slowly add the flour mixture until the batter is smooth.

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6. Add the oatmeal and chocolate chips and mix well.
Tip: At this point, I usually put the batter in the fridge so the batter will stay longer (AKA I have a prolonged among of time to eat batter and cookies.)

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7. When ready to bake cookies, press the batter into compact balls. The batter is somewhat flakey, so this step is very important.
8. Bake for 10-13 minutes.

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Bon appétit.

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Cooking the Books: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

Joanne Fluke returns to gripping form with this latest Hannah Swensen book set in the present-day, as Hannah tries to get through her days without her husband, Ross Barton, who mysteriously disappeared at the end of the last novel. While I’m #TeamNorman all the way, I still feel deeply for Hannah, who finally cared enough for someone to get married before finding herself thrust without explanation into the weird limbo of being wedded without a spouse.

Fortunately, she’s got her friends and family to help her investigate—as well as cover for—Ross’s disappearance. Unwilling to let gossip paint Hannah as a victim, the Swensen family has put out the story that Ross has headed off to film a big story for the TV station where he’s employed as a producer. This is made easier with the help of his assistant, PK, who seems to be developing feelings for Hannah’s little sister, Michelle.

Before PK and Michelle can discuss the bond between them, PK accidentally ingests a lethal dose of poison hidden in candy mailed to Ross’s desk at the station. Hannah, of course, immediately involves herself in the investigation into PK’s death, and for once, her detective ex-boyfriend, Mike, doesn’t try to obstruct her. The candy might have been meant for Ross, after all, and could perhaps be a clue to his abrupt departure from Lake Eden.

I found the solution to PK’s death to be wholly satisfying (even as I didn’t really understand his ex-fiancée’s change of heart), but what really got me at the end was that we finally find out what happened to Ross! It might be a single-sentence cliffhanger, but it totally worked. I neeeeeeed to find out what happens next! I absolutely did not see it coming, and I’m a little stressed out that I have to wait several months for the next book.

So I decided to look through the 28 recipes included here to make something that would help take that edge off. I do think that Ms. Fluke’s best recipes are for cookies, so I chose this fall-flavored treat to try:


Cooking the Books: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

Joanne Fluke returns to gripping form with this latest Hannah Swensen book set in the present-day, as Hannah tries to get through her days without her husband, Ross Barton, who mysteriously disappeared at the end of the last novel. While I’m #TeamNorman all the way, I still feel deeply for Hannah, who finally cared enough for someone to get married before finding herself thrust without explanation into the weird limbo of being wedded without a spouse.

Fortunately, she’s got her friends and family to help her investigate—as well as cover for—Ross’s disappearance. Unwilling to let gossip paint Hannah as a victim, the Swensen family has put out the story that Ross has headed off to film a big story for the TV station where he’s employed as a producer. This is made easier with the help of his assistant, PK, who seems to be developing feelings for Hannah’s little sister, Michelle.

Before PK and Michelle can discuss the bond between them, PK accidentally ingests a lethal dose of poison hidden in candy mailed to Ross’s desk at the station. Hannah, of course, immediately involves herself in the investigation into PK’s death, and for once, her detective ex-boyfriend, Mike, doesn’t try to obstruct her. The candy might have been meant for Ross, after all, and could perhaps be a clue to his abrupt departure from Lake Eden.

I found the solution to PK’s death to be wholly satisfying (even as I didn’t really understand his ex-fiancée’s change of heart), but what really got me at the end was that we finally find out what happened to Ross! It might be a single-sentence cliffhanger, but it totally worked. I neeeeeeed to find out what happens next! I absolutely did not see it coming, and I’m a little stressed out that I have to wait several months for the next book.

So I decided to look through the 28 recipes included here to make something that would help take that edge off. I do think that Ms. Fluke’s best recipes are for cookies, so I chose this fall-flavored treat to try:


Cooking the Books: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

Joanne Fluke returns to gripping form with this latest Hannah Swensen book set in the present-day, as Hannah tries to get through her days without her husband, Ross Barton, who mysteriously disappeared at the end of the last novel. While I’m #TeamNorman all the way, I still feel deeply for Hannah, who finally cared enough for someone to get married before finding herself thrust without explanation into the weird limbo of being wedded without a spouse.

Fortunately, she’s got her friends and family to help her investigate—as well as cover for—Ross’s disappearance. Unwilling to let gossip paint Hannah as a victim, the Swensen family has put out the story that Ross has headed off to film a big story for the TV station where he’s employed as a producer. This is made easier with the help of his assistant, PK, who seems to be developing feelings for Hannah’s little sister, Michelle.

Before PK and Michelle can discuss the bond between them, PK accidentally ingests a lethal dose of poison hidden in candy mailed to Ross’s desk at the station. Hannah, of course, immediately involves herself in the investigation into PK’s death, and for once, her detective ex-boyfriend, Mike, doesn’t try to obstruct her. The candy might have been meant for Ross, after all, and could perhaps be a clue to his abrupt departure from Lake Eden.

I found the solution to PK’s death to be wholly satisfying (even as I didn’t really understand his ex-fiancée’s change of heart), but what really got me at the end was that we finally find out what happened to Ross! It might be a single-sentence cliffhanger, but it totally worked. I neeeeeeed to find out what happens next! I absolutely did not see it coming, and I’m a little stressed out that I have to wait several months for the next book.

So I decided to look through the 28 recipes included here to make something that would help take that edge off. I do think that Ms. Fluke’s best recipes are for cookies, so I chose this fall-flavored treat to try:


Cooking the Books: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

Joanne Fluke returns to gripping form with this latest Hannah Swensen book set in the present-day, as Hannah tries to get through her days without her husband, Ross Barton, who mysteriously disappeared at the end of the last novel. While I’m #TeamNorman all the way, I still feel deeply for Hannah, who finally cared enough for someone to get married before finding herself thrust without explanation into the weird limbo of being wedded without a spouse.

Fortunately, she’s got her friends and family to help her investigate—as well as cover for—Ross’s disappearance. Unwilling to let gossip paint Hannah as a victim, the Swensen family has put out the story that Ross has headed off to film a big story for the TV station where he’s employed as a producer. This is made easier with the help of his assistant, PK, who seems to be developing feelings for Hannah’s little sister, Michelle.

Before PK and Michelle can discuss the bond between them, PK accidentally ingests a lethal dose of poison hidden in candy mailed to Ross’s desk at the station. Hannah, of course, immediately involves herself in the investigation into PK’s death, and for once, her detective ex-boyfriend, Mike, doesn’t try to obstruct her. The candy might have been meant for Ross, after all, and could perhaps be a clue to his abrupt departure from Lake Eden.

I found the solution to PK’s death to be wholly satisfying (even as I didn’t really understand his ex-fiancée’s change of heart), but what really got me at the end was that we finally find out what happened to Ross! It might be a single-sentence cliffhanger, but it totally worked. I neeeeeeed to find out what happens next! I absolutely did not see it coming, and I’m a little stressed out that I have to wait several months for the next book.

So I decided to look through the 28 recipes included here to make something that would help take that edge off. I do think that Ms. Fluke’s best recipes are for cookies, so I chose this fall-flavored treat to try:


Cooking the Books: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

Joanne Fluke returns to gripping form with this latest Hannah Swensen book set in the present-day, as Hannah tries to get through her days without her husband, Ross Barton, who mysteriously disappeared at the end of the last novel. While I’m #TeamNorman all the way, I still feel deeply for Hannah, who finally cared enough for someone to get married before finding herself thrust without explanation into the weird limbo of being wedded without a spouse.

Fortunately, she’s got her friends and family to help her investigate—as well as cover for—Ross’s disappearance. Unwilling to let gossip paint Hannah as a victim, the Swensen family has put out the story that Ross has headed off to film a big story for the TV station where he’s employed as a producer. This is made easier with the help of his assistant, PK, who seems to be developing feelings for Hannah’s little sister, Michelle.

Before PK and Michelle can discuss the bond between them, PK accidentally ingests a lethal dose of poison hidden in candy mailed to Ross’s desk at the station. Hannah, of course, immediately involves herself in the investigation into PK’s death, and for once, her detective ex-boyfriend, Mike, doesn’t try to obstruct her. The candy might have been meant for Ross, after all, and could perhaps be a clue to his abrupt departure from Lake Eden.

I found the solution to PK’s death to be wholly satisfying (even as I didn’t really understand his ex-fiancée’s change of heart), but what really got me at the end was that we finally find out what happened to Ross! It might be a single-sentence cliffhanger, but it totally worked. I neeeeeeed to find out what happens next! I absolutely did not see it coming, and I’m a little stressed out that I have to wait several months for the next book.

So I decided to look through the 28 recipes included here to make something that would help take that edge off. I do think that Ms. Fluke’s best recipes are for cookies, so I chose this fall-flavored treat to try:


Cooking the Books: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

Joanne Fluke returns to gripping form with this latest Hannah Swensen book set in the present-day, as Hannah tries to get through her days without her husband, Ross Barton, who mysteriously disappeared at the end of the last novel. While I’m #TeamNorman all the way, I still feel deeply for Hannah, who finally cared enough for someone to get married before finding herself thrust without explanation into the weird limbo of being wedded without a spouse.

Fortunately, she’s got her friends and family to help her investigate—as well as cover for—Ross’s disappearance. Unwilling to let gossip paint Hannah as a victim, the Swensen family has put out the story that Ross has headed off to film a big story for the TV station where he’s employed as a producer. This is made easier with the help of his assistant, PK, who seems to be developing feelings for Hannah’s little sister, Michelle.

Before PK and Michelle can discuss the bond between them, PK accidentally ingests a lethal dose of poison hidden in candy mailed to Ross’s desk at the station. Hannah, of course, immediately involves herself in the investigation into PK’s death, and for once, her detective ex-boyfriend, Mike, doesn’t try to obstruct her. The candy might have been meant for Ross, after all, and could perhaps be a clue to his abrupt departure from Lake Eden.

I found the solution to PK’s death to be wholly satisfying (even as I didn’t really understand his ex-fiancée’s change of heart), but what really got me at the end was that we finally find out what happened to Ross! It might be a single-sentence cliffhanger, but it totally worked. I neeeeeeed to find out what happens next! I absolutely did not see it coming, and I’m a little stressed out that I have to wait several months for the next book.

So I decided to look through the 28 recipes included here to make something that would help take that edge off. I do think that Ms. Fluke’s best recipes are for cookies, so I chose this fall-flavored treat to try:


Cooking the Books: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

Joanne Fluke returns to gripping form with this latest Hannah Swensen book set in the present-day, as Hannah tries to get through her days without her husband, Ross Barton, who mysteriously disappeared at the end of the last novel. While I’m #TeamNorman all the way, I still feel deeply for Hannah, who finally cared enough for someone to get married before finding herself thrust without explanation into the weird limbo of being wedded without a spouse.

Fortunately, she’s got her friends and family to help her investigate—as well as cover for—Ross’s disappearance. Unwilling to let gossip paint Hannah as a victim, the Swensen family has put out the story that Ross has headed off to film a big story for the TV station where he’s employed as a producer. This is made easier with the help of his assistant, PK, who seems to be developing feelings for Hannah’s little sister, Michelle.

Before PK and Michelle can discuss the bond between them, PK accidentally ingests a lethal dose of poison hidden in candy mailed to Ross’s desk at the station. Hannah, of course, immediately involves herself in the investigation into PK’s death, and for once, her detective ex-boyfriend, Mike, doesn’t try to obstruct her. The candy might have been meant for Ross, after all, and could perhaps be a clue to his abrupt departure from Lake Eden.

I found the solution to PK’s death to be wholly satisfying (even as I didn’t really understand his ex-fiancée’s change of heart), but what really got me at the end was that we finally find out what happened to Ross! It might be a single-sentence cliffhanger, but it totally worked. I neeeeeeed to find out what happens next! I absolutely did not see it coming, and I’m a little stressed out that I have to wait several months for the next book.

So I decided to look through the 28 recipes included here to make something that would help take that edge off. I do think that Ms. Fluke’s best recipes are for cookies, so I chose this fall-flavored treat to try:


Cooking the Books: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

Joanne Fluke returns to gripping form with this latest Hannah Swensen book set in the present-day, as Hannah tries to get through her days without her husband, Ross Barton, who mysteriously disappeared at the end of the last novel. While I’m #TeamNorman all the way, I still feel deeply for Hannah, who finally cared enough for someone to get married before finding herself thrust without explanation into the weird limbo of being wedded without a spouse.

Fortunately, she’s got her friends and family to help her investigate—as well as cover for—Ross’s disappearance. Unwilling to let gossip paint Hannah as a victim, the Swensen family has put out the story that Ross has headed off to film a big story for the TV station where he’s employed as a producer. This is made easier with the help of his assistant, PK, who seems to be developing feelings for Hannah’s little sister, Michelle.

Before PK and Michelle can discuss the bond between them, PK accidentally ingests a lethal dose of poison hidden in candy mailed to Ross’s desk at the station. Hannah, of course, immediately involves herself in the investigation into PK’s death, and for once, her detective ex-boyfriend, Mike, doesn’t try to obstruct her. The candy might have been meant for Ross, after all, and could perhaps be a clue to his abrupt departure from Lake Eden.

I found the solution to PK’s death to be wholly satisfying (even as I didn’t really understand his ex-fiancée’s change of heart), but what really got me at the end was that we finally find out what happened to Ross! It might be a single-sentence cliffhanger, but it totally worked. I neeeeeeed to find out what happens next! I absolutely did not see it coming, and I’m a little stressed out that I have to wait several months for the next book.

So I decided to look through the 28 recipes included here to make something that would help take that edge off. I do think that Ms. Fluke’s best recipes are for cookies, so I chose this fall-flavored treat to try:


Cooking the Books: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

Joanne Fluke returns to gripping form with this latest Hannah Swensen book set in the present-day, as Hannah tries to get through her days without her husband, Ross Barton, who mysteriously disappeared at the end of the last novel. While I’m #TeamNorman all the way, I still feel deeply for Hannah, who finally cared enough for someone to get married before finding herself thrust without explanation into the weird limbo of being wedded without a spouse.

Fortunately, she’s got her friends and family to help her investigate—as well as cover for—Ross’s disappearance. Unwilling to let gossip paint Hannah as a victim, the Swensen family has put out the story that Ross has headed off to film a big story for the TV station where he’s employed as a producer. This is made easier with the help of his assistant, PK, who seems to be developing feelings for Hannah’s little sister, Michelle.

Before PK and Michelle can discuss the bond between them, PK accidentally ingests a lethal dose of poison hidden in candy mailed to Ross’s desk at the station. Hannah, of course, immediately involves herself in the investigation into PK’s death, and for once, her detective ex-boyfriend, Mike, doesn’t try to obstruct her. The candy might have been meant for Ross, after all, and could perhaps be a clue to his abrupt departure from Lake Eden.

I found the solution to PK’s death to be wholly satisfying (even as I didn’t really understand his ex-fiancée’s change of heart), but what really got me at the end was that we finally find out what happened to Ross! It might be a single-sentence cliffhanger, but it totally worked. I neeeeeeed to find out what happens next! I absolutely did not see it coming, and I’m a little stressed out that I have to wait several months for the next book.

So I decided to look through the 28 recipes included here to make something that would help take that edge off. I do think that Ms. Fluke’s best recipes are for cookies, so I chose this fall-flavored treat to try:


Cooking the Books: Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

Joanne Fluke returns to gripping form with this latest Hannah Swensen book set in the present-day, as Hannah tries to get through her days without her husband, Ross Barton, who mysteriously disappeared at the end of the last novel. While I’m #TeamNorman all the way, I still feel deeply for Hannah, who finally cared enough for someone to get married before finding herself thrust without explanation into the weird limbo of being wedded without a spouse.

Fortunately, she’s got her friends and family to help her investigate—as well as cover for—Ross’s disappearance. Unwilling to let gossip paint Hannah as a victim, the Swensen family has put out the story that Ross has headed off to film a big story for the TV station where he’s employed as a producer. This is made easier with the help of his assistant, PK, who seems to be developing feelings for Hannah’s little sister, Michelle.

Before PK and Michelle can discuss the bond between them, PK accidentally ingests a lethal dose of poison hidden in candy mailed to Ross’s desk at the station. Hannah, of course, immediately involves herself in the investigation into PK’s death, and for once, her detective ex-boyfriend, Mike, doesn’t try to obstruct her. The candy might have been meant for Ross, after all, and could perhaps be a clue to his abrupt departure from Lake Eden.

I found the solution to PK’s death to be wholly satisfying (even as I didn’t really understand his ex-fiancée’s change of heart), but what really got me at the end was that we finally find out what happened to Ross! It might be a single-sentence cliffhanger, but it totally worked. I neeeeeeed to find out what happens next! I absolutely did not see it coming, and I’m a little stressed out that I have to wait several months for the next book.

So I decided to look through the 28 recipes included here to make something that would help take that edge off. I do think that Ms. Fluke’s best recipes are for cookies, so I chose this fall-flavored treat to try: