I don't know what it's like where you live, but it is starting to get downright cold here in Cincinnati. I walked home from class tonight in a very cold rain. Nothing brings out the baker and soup maker in me more then a cold spell.
Last weekend, I wanted to make some cookies to take to a family gathering. I looked around on Epicurious until I found something I could make with the ingredients I had on hand.
Then I found it. Currant and Spice Oatmeal Cookies.
Currants are one of those things I buy from time to time for a recipe that never gets made a second time. And then I have the extra box on hand for lord knows how long. Don't worry, I checked the expiration date on it before I used them :) See, you can almost see the date in this picture.
While the currants were soaking, I beat together the brown sugar and butter. This would have been much easier if I'd used the stand that came with the mixer. I was really fighting with it.