May 21, 2011
Oatmeal cookies are a cookie that you can and almost feel like you are eating healthy, and, heck, what is an extra 1 or two, they are good for you! I must be careful with oatmeal cookies! Oatmeal, butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar make a lovely combination.
Makes about 4 dozen
Preheat oven to 350 F
1 cup (2 sticks) of butter softened
3/4 to 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar depending on your sweetness level
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups of uncooked oats - whatever kind you have on hand. I use the regular Quaker kind.
1 cup of raisins - optional - my family doesn't like the raisins though I do.
Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl and mix with whisk.
Beat together butter and sugars until creamed.
Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well.
Add the flour mixture gradually to the butter and egg mixture.
Add the oats and raisins and mix well.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown
Cool on wire racks.