Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Oatmeal Cookies

So I needed to make some Oatmeal Cookies to make a frozen treat that Jon remembered from his childhood.

I LOVE my sister's oatmeal cookies, so I asked her for the recipe. She sent it. Months went by before I actually got around to making the frozen confection from years gone by and her recipe was languishing in my work email inbox.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago. I decided it was time to indulge Jon's wish. But alas, I was at home with no access to Jeannie's Oatmeal Cookie recipe. *sigh*

What to do...

Look for another online of course!

I chose this Excellent Oatmeal Cookies recipe and made a couple small changes. Should be good with Excellent right in the title right?

This reflects my changes (notice I dropped the Excellent from the name?)


Oatmeal Cookies
1 C butter, softened
1 C packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 C quick cooking oats

Preheat oven to 325F.

Cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then mix in the vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Mix into the butter/sugar mixture. Mix in oats until just blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Cookies should be at least 2 inches apart.
Bake for about 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.


Ok... you know the drill...

Cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar.
Beat in eggs one at a time, then mix in the vanilla.


Whisk up the other dry stuff (flour, baking soda, salt)
And mix that in.


Mix in the oatmeal.


Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets.

Bake at 325F for about 12 minutes... cool on rack.


These came out very thin. (Jeannie's are much fluffier) But they were very chewy. I enjoy a chewy cookie. But Jon likes his crisp.

Were these excellent? Ummm I'd say they were ok. To be fair, I did omit cinnamon. I didn't want a cinnamon oatmeal cookie. I also omitted nuts. I would have added walnuts, but I'm out of them. (how the heck does that happen??) Nuts definitely would have made them better, but I don't think excellent.


Flat chewy oatmeal cookies turned out to be just the thing I needed to grant one of Jon's food wishes.

Stay tuned for homemade It's-Its!


Rose Forever said...

Wow. this is really easy to make. you know, I am not really a person who gets to have a lot of time in the kitchen. But I can say that this is really easy to make! I actually think that I can make these cookies with my 5 year old daughter! Plus this is really healthy! Perfect for a glass of fresh milk!

Melanie Panda said...

I also like chewy cookies that crispy ones. I love to chew more so that I can think that I almost eat plenty. More chew means you eat many. Lol. My kids also like crispy cookies but I will let them try to eat chewy cookies. The color is good while my baked cookies always get dark brown but tasty.

Mel Toys said...

Chewy cookies! Yummy! My hubby will surely love this one. But I prefer crispy outside but chewy inside cookies. This is perfect for some movie watching snacks with some fresh milk combination.