Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda        
2 cups quick-cooking, rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup salted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Optional:   you can add about 1 1/2 cups of raisins, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or Craisins with white chocolate chips (this is a wonderful Christmas cookie).  I will usually do a double batch, divide up the cookie dough, and make a few different kinds to have a variety. :D


Combine flour and baking soda together; add oats and cinnamon.  Set aside.  Cream the butter and sugars.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition until creamy.  Stir in vanilla.  Slowly add in the dry ingredients.  (Gently mix in raisins, chocolate chips, Craisins etc..)  Drop by small ice cream scoop onto parchment lined baking sheets, placing cookies 2 inches apart. I put eight on each cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees (convection), for about 16 minutes.

Oatmeal Raisin
                                                   
Oatmeal Butterscotch
                                                   
Oatmeal Butterscotch Chocolate Chip

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip 

Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip


Oatmeal with Jam


Cut scooped plain dough in half.  Roll the halves into balls and press the cookie dough down slightly with fingers.  Bake for 12 minutes.  Let cookies cool for a few minutes then put into pairs by size and put 1 to 2 tsp of jam in between. I like raspberry jam but apricot jam is quite nice as well.  This can be made full sized as well.  :D

Oatmeal Raspberry (full sized)

Oatmeal Cookies with half the sugar

When I make these I will double the recipe but keep the brown sugar and white sugar at 1 cup each. The cookies stay nice and high and make a great breakfast cookie.  :D
Oatmeal Cookies with half the sugar
                                      
#Oatmeal #Cookie

6 comments:

  1. Chrsitine, this sounds super delcious! It is on my do list. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I love oatmeal cookies! They are so fun to mix other things into... these look so yummy!!!

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    1. I agree Kecia, this is one of my favourite bases for a yummy cookie. :D

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  3. I love cookies and those look very attractive and yummy!

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