LEGOLAND Florida Wrap-Up

Lego Carousel
Lego Carousel

As I stated in my last post we are Disney Fiends and so I must tell you that we were less than impressed with the rides at LEGOLAND. There were a few rides that my boys enjoyed but most of the rides are geared to much younger children (I would say between the ages of 5 to 9).

Extraordinarily Beautiful
Extraordinarily Beautiful

I know this post is about LEGOLAND but just look at those eyes!

Lego decorations in the restaurant
Lego decorations in the restaurant

The best part of the park (in my humble opinion) are the decorations and Miniland USA. They even decorate the restaurants with Lego figures and props. We didn’t eat in this food court like restaurant but we did stop in to take some pictures.

The decorations were Extraordinary
The decorations were Extraordinary

The food was decent. We ended up eating lunch at The Pizza and Pasta Buffet which was actually very good (but pretty crowded). It was not Disney but it was good and filling. I will tell you one thing that I recommend above all else.. GRANNY APPLE FRIES!  OH MY GOODNESS! I have got to figure out this recipe so I can make these at home. EXTRAORDINARY!

All in All it was a great day! Lots of good memories, laughs, apple fries, and fun! If you have a child like mine that LOVES Legos, you should go! If you have a boy between the ages of 5 and 10 you should go! But if you don’t fall into either one of those categories, I would suggest you go to DISNEY! But that’s just me!

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Extraordinary Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookies

 

Extraordinary Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookies

These cookies are SO VERY GOOD!

Trust me you have to make these cookies!

Go ahead, go and make them!

I will be waiting right here for you to come back and thank me!

YOUR WELCOME!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookies (adapted from weelicious.com)

1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened

1 cup Brown Sugar

1/2 cup Sugar

2 Large Eggs

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups Old Fashioned Oats

1 bag (12 ounces) Mini Chocolate Chips

Sea Salt Flakes

DO NOT USE IODIZED SALT ON TOP OF THESE COOKIES!

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Using a stand mixer (a hand mixer will work too) beat together the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy. I beat them together for 4 minutes (set a timer and don’t skimp on this part).

Add the eggs, one at a time, and vanilla until thoroughly combined.

Stir the flour, baking soda and salt (regular salt) in a separate mixing bowl.

Slowly add the flour to the butter/sugar mixture until combined.

Stir in the oats and the chocolate chips, mixing well.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheet (I use a pampered chef baking stone).

Press down each cookie and top with a few flakes of salt (I use my finger to push the salt down into the dough).

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool and serve.

This dough freezes very well. You can drop by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet and then freeze the dough for several hours. Remove the cookies and place in a zipper bag. The dough can be frozen for up to 3 months (not that it has ever lasted that long in this house).

When you are ready to bake, take them from the zipper bag, place on a cookie sheet and let them thaw out and then continue on with pressing the cookie down and adding the sea salt and baking.

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