Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies....
It's no secret, I LOVE BAKING!!!!! This past weekend, I decided to make an old favorite of ours- Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies. (Am I the only one that thinks cookies seem healthier when oats are involved? Ha!)
This recipe is a slight variation of the Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies from Quaker.
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup raisins (optional)
Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins (if using); mix well.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
Bake 9-11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
And I have got to share my mixer with y'all. I always wanted a big KitchenAid stand mixer, but at our old house, I had ZERO storage for one. So Mr U sweetly bought me a KitchenAid hand mixer instead. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I've been using it over 10 years and I haven't had the first problem with it.
Before this mixer, I had two other hand mixers. What happened to them? I broke them BOTH (as in they were smoking!!!!) while making the same recipe- a delicious Butter Pecan Cream Cheese Icing. No joke. Same recipe caused the motors to burn out on two different hand mixers. Sooooo when I finally got my KitchenAid hand mixer, what do you think was the first recipe I tried? Yep, the Butter Pecan Cream Cheese Icing. Guess what? IT DIDN'T BREAK!!!!!!!! Soooo this wonderful KitchenAid hand mixer has been a dream come true for me!! YAY!!
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