This post was inspired by my husband today. I know I’m crazy, but something about a grown man in braces is absolutely adorable! My husband came home for lunch today to show off his nice new “metal mouth.” I tried to post a picture, but he didn’t think that was very funny.

So, why would a grown man, who doesn’t really need braces get braces? Well, this lucky duck won a free set from a raffle at his sister’s Dental Hygiene School. How lucky is that, they are worth $5600 bucks. However, tonight I don’t think he’s feeling so lucky! I had to laugh watching him eat his first lunch with them, pass up one of these cookies, and try to floss in under 45 minutes. Poor guy, I know he’ll get used to it!

So in honor of his somewhat of a “blue” day, I made some of my own “Blue and White Oatmeal Chippers,” which are to die for and guaranteed to cheer anyone up!

Blue and White Oatmeal Chippers
(for Mr. brace face)

1 Cup softened unsalted butter
3/4 Cup brown sugar
3/4 Cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 Cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 Cup quick oats
1 1/2 Cups frozen blueberries
1 Cup shredded sweetened coconut
1 bag white chocolate chips (12oz)

1. In a stand mixer, cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar until well combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Slowly add flour, baking soda, salt, quick oats, blueberries, coconut and chocolate chips until just combined.
2. Chill dough for a few hours until firm.
3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Drop or scoop dough by the Tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet and Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges start to crisp. Cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

*I use a silpat lined baking sheet that works wonderfully*