We enjoy reading Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad stories, and our favorite among them is “Cookies”.

Frog and Toad Storybook Treasury cover
Frog and Toad is such a funny collection of stories parents and kids can enjoy

In this story, the friends are trying to harness will power to stop devouring the cookies Toad baked. In the end, Frog gave them all away to the birds (to Toad’s dismay). “But we have lots and lots of will power,” said Frog. “You may keep it all, Frog.” Toad replied. “I am going home now to bake a cake.”

Frog and Toad's discussion about will power with birds eating their cookies

Taking the cue from Toad, we also baked oven toaster cookies.


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup unsalted butter (softened)

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

3 eggs

4 cups instant oatmeal

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup chopped chocolates or chocolate chips

1 cup chopped cashews


Father and son preparing the ingredients for cookies


  1. Mix the dry ingredients together and set aside
  2. On a separate bowl, mix butter and sugar with a hand mixer or a wire whisk until light and fluffy
  3. Add 3 eggs but mix them in one at a time
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg and butter mixture
  5. Add 4 cups of instant oats
  6. Mix on low speed until combined
  7. Add 2 tsp vanilla extract
  8. Add the chopped chocolates or chocolate chips and cashews and gently mix with a spatula
  9. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes
  10. Line the baking tray with wax paper
  11. Scoop and flatten the cookie dough with enough space in between
  12. Bake for 10 minutes
brown oat cookies with cashews
Voila! Nice and crispy cookies. We love eating them warm!

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