Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Recipe of the Week: Old School Oatmeal Cookies

My brother in law made these staple cookies this weekend and they were fantastic. He added golden raisins.


3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 egg
1 stick butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt (opt.)
3 c. Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices; add to butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie, 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire cooling rack. Store in tightly covered container. 4 1/2 dozen.
OATMEAL COOKIE SQUARES: Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13"x9" pan. Bake about 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely; cut into 1 1/2" squares. Store in tightly covered container. 4 dozen.
VARIATIONS: Add any one or combination of two of the following ingredients, if desired: 1 cup raisins, chopped nuts, or semi sweet chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter flavored pieces.



Gidget Girl said...

Mmmmmm. I love this recipe. So glad it's on the web. Solid post!

mrs.dash said...

hey, i just made these on sunday. there's a step that says "add salt and spices" but...there aren't any spices =) i added a tsp of cinnamon and a 1/4 tsp of nutmeg.

Anonymous said...

sorry about that. cinnamon and nutmeg work great. thx for the heads up!