It's that time again, the time for me to be coerced into writing a blog entry. I'll start with a definition, as most uninspired writings and speeches seem to. Dictionary.com defines a cookie as:
So, these cookie things sound pretty delicious don't they? But how could one possibly learn how to make such a delightful treat? Where could one possibly find such a yummy snack? Ok, believe it or not, you can find a multitude of them in the grocery store next to the crackers, but that would be too easy. Lucky for you, I happen to be premiering a recipe for home grown Oatmeal Cookies I tested out last night. Actually I'm still "testing out" the remainder of the batch right now. Ok, it seems AllRecipies.com has the same recipe up on their site, but hopefully I can add some extra insight to make the write-up worthwhile.
Anyways, here it goes.
Incredible Edible Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins. For an extra exciting stirring experience, I recommend switching between clockwise and counterclockwise, or figure eight pattern for bakers who are more advanced, or anti-clockwise for the bakers more British.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 9 to 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. Store in airtight container.