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Friday, April 26, 2013

You Can Call Them Oatmeal Cookies

I'm not sure what I was expecting when I came up with this recipe.  I knew I would need to start with the basic ingredients that one usually adds to a cookie.  So I had my shopping list: butter (had it already), flour, vanilla extract, baking powder, eggs, salt, and cinnamon.  Well I had the basics, now what?  Healthy?  Sure, in a form.

Doesn't the cookie look cool as watercolor animation?

Healthy but good, okay what about oatmeal?  It was the best way to go. I must say first, these cookies aren't the type that really taste like oatmeal.  The oatmeal in fact, gives it somewhat of a flavor, rather than really tasting them.  I didn't have any experience in making oatmeal cookies therefore my first instinct was to cook the oats first then add it to the dough.  You see I wanted to make my cookies unique, but cooking them could've led to disaster!  Anyway these came out great and are good for 4:00 o'clock tea time!  Happy eating!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Makes: about 19 large cookies
Bake time: about 10 minutes

'You Can Call Them Oatmeal Cookies' Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup uncooked oats
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (1 stick)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For a crunchy cookie:Preheat the oven to 350 degrees with racks in the middle.  Cube the butter and add the sugar and flour together.  Cut the butter into the sugar and flour with a knife.  Blend in the rest of the dry ingredient once the butter makes the flour and sugar mixture crummy.  In a separate bowl beat the egg, add to the ingredients bowl.  Finally mix in vanilla extract, a dough should have formed by now.  In a cookie sheet lined with aluminum and lightly greased with butter, form round balls with the dough.  The ball sizes should be fairly small, about 3 to 4 ounces big.  Place in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until they are slightly brown on the sides.  Most importantly, ENJOY!

If you want a soft and chewy cookie, cream the butter and sugar together and follow the rest of the recipe.

These taste amazing warm
If you like gingerbread cookies, once they cool these cookies have a light gingerbread taste.
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