Oatmeal cookies: those chewy little devils always calling you from betwixt the pages of the finger warn cookbook. You know you shouldn’t, you try to resist. But sometimes the pressure it simply too much.
I have never made a perfect one until I made these last night. The biggest problem for me is the butter content, they always turn out flat and crispy instead of soft chewy little mounds that everyone else seems to be able to make. Maybe I am heavy handed with the butter, but I can never use the amount they list on any recipe I have ever tried for these little guys.
This recipe is perfect, not too much butter and they keep their shape when baking. Make sure not to cook them too long or you will loose the chewy texture that makes the oatmeal cookie what it is!
Oatmeal Spice Cookies (keep in mind this makes a lot of cookies!)
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 ¾ cups flour
3 cups oatmeal
1 tsp salt
2 drops vanilla essence, or 2 teaspoons powdered vanilla
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons cinnamon
Cream together the butter and sugars, then slowly mix in your eggs, one at a time.
Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, and spices and mix with the liquids. Add the oatmeal. I dare you not to try the mixture. Mmm mmm mmm!
Bake at 350 for about ten minutes. Don’t over bake!