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
2 eggs
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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Millie said...

How fun! I love to bake. I'm glad you let us all know about this.

Paula said...

What timing! My husband baked a wonderful dessert just yesterday. In fact, that's my post today. I've included a link to the recipe, as well. Your cookies sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Julieann said...

YAY!!! I love to bake--

Your recipe looks great (of course) :)


Anonymous said...

Those are the best cookies!! I have actually used that recipe before.

Barb said...

I've been making these cookies for years and yes, they vanish. Quickly!

Thank you for stopping by my place. I'm sorry it took me so long to get over here - don't ask! But I do appreciate your visit and your lovely comment.

Unknown said...

I always need a reason to bake and oatmeal is very good for you..yummy

Anonymous said...

This recipe is one of my sister's specialties. She makes them and puts a thick layer of vanilla ice cream between two cookies. What a delicious ice cream sandwich.


Anonymous said...

This recipe is one of my sister's specialties. She makes them and puts a thick layer of vanilla ice cream between two cookies. What a delicious ice cream sandwich.


Susan P. said...

I can see why they call them "vanishing!" YUMO

Janice said...

Oh I love to bake! Thanks for even more reason to do so now. :o) I just baked bread and rolls today.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

It is so cold and has been snowy outside. That, to me, is the BEST baking weather.

I made cheesecake yesterday and I made a lemon chess pie today. I'm trying a new recipe to see if it is similar to one my husband is craving (from a local restaurant).

This afternoon I plan to make chocolate chip cookies for my son.

Your recipe sounds yummy.

Anonymous said...

we are a baking family here! ~smile~ this past week we have made pumpkin pies, oatmeal cookies, chocolate chip cookies and today's agenda calls for brownies.

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

My daughter has a Quisenart (sp?) hand mixer that I just love for meringue. She has beaters like your cookie beaters. I was afraid they might not stand up to cookie dough. It's still in the box because it's in her hope chest. I just broke my stand Kitchenaid whip and needed to be able to make meringue.

Blessings to you!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Mrs. U said...

Oh no, Laura!! So sorry that your KitchenAid whip broke!! Is it on your stand mixer or hand mixer????

Donna @ Modern on Monticello said...

I don't eat oatmeal in a bowl but I do love a great oatmeal cookie. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

Mrs. U said...

Hi Donna!!!
Thank you so much for visiting!!!! And thank you for hosting the HomeMattersParty!!!!

Miz Helen said...

There is nothing better than a great Oatmeal Cookie and your recipe looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back soon!
Miz Helen


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