May 21, 2011

Oatmeal Cookies


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.

Oatmeal Cookies
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
2 eggs
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.



Storebukkebruse said...

Hej there :-) how many grammes are a stick of butter? I always wanted to know that!

Wendy said...

Hello! There are 114 grams in one stick of butter. I prefer the European use of the scale. It is so accurate. Sometime just to check myself I will use the cup method and the weight method to see how it compares. It is usually close but with baking being off can make a dry cake or cookie.

Butter is sold by the pound (16 ounces) here - with 4 sticks each 1/4 pound.

So nice to chat with you here!

Storebukkebruse said...

Thank you! I might try these oatmeal cookies for my upcoming birthday :-) it is nice to chat with you too - here or there!

Storebukkebruse said...

Wendy, what if I make some now and put them in a tin? Do they keep well till Sunday? (I mean, if I don't eat them before :-)

Wendy said...

Lene, I think if the container is airtight they might keep but Sunday would be it before they become stale. If you underbake them a little they keep longer too. You could make the dough and scoop it out on to a plate or cookie sheet and freeze the balls of dough then cook them straight from the freezer if you have the space in your freezer. Good luck!

Storebukkebruse said...

Zhen I will make them Saturday, if I have enough energy :-)

Wendy said...

I would make them for you if I lived close by!