Mmm mmm. I love a good old fashion oatmeal cookie because it simply reminds me of being a child again. My go to brand was Grandma’s home style oatmeal raisin cookies. Growing up, it was probably my favorite cookie just because unlike the run of the mill Chips Ahoy brands these gems were soft and chewy. I thought to myself at an early age why aren’t all cookies like this??! It didn’t make sense to me, but I guess to each their own. It took awhile before Chips Ahoy caught on with their own chewy cookies. So props to Grandma’s for being the original. ;P
While the boys were marathoning through the new revamped Tomb Raider video game, I got the craving for some thing sweet and yet …..something spicy. Good thing I always keep some chocolate bars stashed away that piqued my interest on hand. These chocolate bars were the perfect ingredient to give a plain old chocolate chip cookie a face lift. And just like Lara Croft, these cookies have a nice balance of sweet and yet kick ass. I think I’ll dub these cookies “C3” for Cherries, Chilies, and Chocolate.