Cornbread and Cookies on a Cold Day: Adventures in Procrasti-baking

Cornbread is very popular in Southern cooking, but I don’t see it so much up here in Canada. Whenever I go down to the US, I love to eat cornbread, most often in the form of Cracker Barrel’s delicious, melt-in-your-mouth corn muffins! Today, I am not in the Southern United States. I am in Ottawa. It is freezing cold. And windy. And the roads are icy. I figured I’d try satisfying my cornbread craving at home, with some cornbread muffins of my own! Thanks to my trusty Pinterest, I found this simple, fabulous recipe on the blog A Spicy Perspective. Honey Cinnamon Cornbread Muffins! Oh yes!

Honey Cinnamon Cornbread Muffins - Productively Procrastinating


This batter makes approx. 18 muffins. I made one batch of 12 regular-sized muffins and one batch of 12 minis. They we so good that, well, the mini muffins disappeared before I could take a photo! Oh boy…

Once the house was filled with the delightful aroma of freshly-baked goods, I just had to bake something else! (Sidebar: I believe I’m developing a full-blown baking addiction! I only started getting interested in cooking in the past year or so. Who’d’ve thought I’d end up blogging about food?! I suppose our habits and interests change… Sometimes for the worse, sometimes for the better!) Anyway, dear visitors from cyber-space, these are my favourite oatmeal date cookies!

Oatmeal Date Cookies - Productively Procrastinating

Oatmeal Date Cookies
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. - 1 1/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
  2. - 1 c. light brown sugar, firmly packed
  3. - 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  4. - 2 large eggs
  5. - 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. - 2 c. all-purpose flour
  7. - 2 1/2 c. rolled oats
  8. - 1 c. dried dates, chopped into small pieces
  9. - 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  10. - 1/2 tsp. salt
  11. - 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  12. - 1 c. chopped toasted pecans (or other nuts, optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla, just until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients.
  5. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined.
  6. Drop dough by tablespoonful onto baking sheet lined with aluminium foil.
  7. Bake 10-14 minutes, until golden brown.
Productively Procrastinating
Chopping dates with my sweet new cutting board I picked up in Mexico!
Empty space courtesy of yours truly!

Well, that’s enough procrasti-baking for today! Believe it or not, I’m going to get some real work done!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your visit!


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