Sunday, August 24, 2008

Oatmeal Cookies (Versatile)

1 & 1/2 c. light brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 c. butter (2 sticks), softened
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 TBS. milk
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 c. quick oatmeal

In large mixer, cream sugars & butter until light.

In small bowl, beat eggs with fork. Stir in vanilla & milk until smooth. Add to sugar/butter mix and beat until smooth.

Add flour, baking soda and baking powder; beat on medium until smooth. Stir in oatmeal until well blended.

Plunk onto plastic wrap & wrap, wrap tightly & refrigerate at least one hour.

Preheat oven to 350. Drop rounded spoonfuls of cookie dough onto non-stick cookie sheet. Bake 11 minutes, until light brown. allow to cool on pan for one minute. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Optional: Add a bag of butterscotch chips with oatmeal for Oatmeal Scotchies! Or add 1 c. raisins with oatmeal & 1 tsp. cinnamon with dry ingredients for great Oatmeal Raisin cookies!

2 comments:

Maven said...

I was just looking for an oatmeal cookie recipe. I'm making this tomorrow. I'm also going to try your cilantro lime rice - yum!

Jinx said...

This is an old, old Joy of Cooking recipe that I revamped.

What's nice is that don't even need containers to put them away...they disappear THAT fast!