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“Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song,” season 5, episode 19

Season five of The Simpsons could potentially be the best season, and I will not rest until I make all of the food from this glorious collection of episodes. I just need to figure out how to make a nacho hat and make potato chips float through the air. No big deal. In the meantime, let’s tackle episode 19, the 100th episode of The Simpsons (!!!).

Bart’s procrastination leads him to bring Santa’s Little Helper for show and tell, and Mrs. Krabappel loves the pup some much she feeds him the cookies that Martin brought her. Raisin Roundies are apparently Martin’s signature baked good, since he made a whole box for Mrs. Krabappel and has, at some point, given some to Principal Skinner (a la Seymour’s flashback). Read the rest of the article here and find the cookie recipe below.

Martin’s Raisin Roundies
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
Makes about 24 cookies

½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cup rolled oats
1 cup raisins

  1. Using an electric mixer (hand or stand) or your big ‘ole muscles, mix together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until well mixed and creamy.
  2. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and mix until completely combined.
  3. Fold in the rolled oats and raisins until evenly distributed. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, form about 24 cookies and space them about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for about 12 minutes, depending on the size of your cookie. They should be golden brown around the edges but still a little under-baked in the very top. Note that if you bake both sheets at once, you may need to rotate them halfway through baking.
  7. Let cool for 5 or more minutes on the baking sheets and then move them to cooling racks before feeding them to your dog.*

*maybe don’t feed human food to your dog, seems like a bad idea?

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