Sunday, October 31, 2010

Disney character drawings for 10/31/10

Spent most of the day trying to make bread (once again...FAILURE) and working on commissions. I did take a few minutes to draw a couple of cards featuring Disney characters. The Tinkerbell is based on a DVD cover, the Mickey & crew is based on an issue of BOOM! Comics Mickey Mouse & Friends series.

Friday, October 29, 2010

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

We interrupt the lack of artwork postings for this important food announcement. :) I should get back to posting artwork in the next couple of days. Between deadlines and conventions it's been a busy few weeks.
Anyway, I made no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies yesterday and they were a bit hit at the office! Some people have asked for the recipe so here it is:

2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 (1 ounce) squares of unsweetened baking chocolate
3 cups quick-cooking oats

In a medium saucepan combine sugar, butter, milk and chocolate. Cook over medium heat. Bring to a boil for 1 minute; remove from heat and stir in the oats. Blend well. Drop dough onto wax paper and let set (at least 1 hour) before serving.

Note: This is exactly how I made them. You're supposed to add 1 tst vanilla extract but I had no vanilla so I didn't include that in the recipe. You can also use granulated sugar instead of brown sugar and margarine instead of butter. 1/4 cup peanut butter is an extra option. Also, make sure you are using quick oats instead of traditional (or regular) oats. Using regular oats results in something more like sticky granola bars (because the cookies never really set).