Saturday, July 25, 2009

Recipe: Oatmeal Cookies

In my family I am famous for these cookies. They're one of my personal favourites! It's one of those recipes I can make "with my eyes closed".

When you gotta load up the kids and run errands, throw some in a snack bag & you've got the perfect take-with-you snack! Don't forget to pack a drink too as these make you thirsty.

These are the perfect cookie jar cookie! Wait until you smell them as they're baking - heavenly!


2 eggs

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon hot water

2 cups rolled oats

2 cups flour

(also works well if you'd like to use 1-cup whole wheat flour and 1-cup white flour)

1 teaspoon salt (optional)

1 package dark chocolate chips or raisins (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat eggs until frothy. Beat in sugars. Beat in vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg.

In a seperate bowl (I use a 1-cup measuring cup) combine baking soda and hot water. Stir to blend. Beat into above mixture.

In a seperate bowl combine flour, oats and salt. Mix into wet mixture.

Place parchment paper on cookie sheets (I bake 2 cookie sheets at a time), and drop by tablespoonful (or less) onto sheet. Bake about 8-10 minutes.

Take out of oven and let cool on cookie sheets for 3 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack. Let cool completely so they don't stick together in the cookie jar.

They'll get eaten as quickly as you can make them sometimes. Especially if you make them when your kids have a playdate!

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