Thursday, November 11

the best ever.

We've been having perfect baking weather lately. Cool crisp mornings and evenings. It's really a shame NOT to bake something... right? Soooo, we made these yesterday. And a I managed to snap a couple of pictures before.... the kids all gobbled them up :)

Okay, seriously, these are the best oatmeal cookies. ever. really. I've tried making several different kinds of oatmeal cookies, and they would okay, but not great. You know, the chewy, spicy wonderful-ness that they should be. But these are. And since these are just.that.good....I thought it would be cruel not to share the recipe :) Oh, and the amount of cinnamon and the baking temp are the key :)


Awesome Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups rolled oats

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in the egg, water and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon, stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the rolled oats. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on baking sheets for a couple of minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.


I make them with margarine instead of shortening most of the time since that is so much more readily available here.

Be sure to let me know if you try them :) They are super easy.

Thanks for popping in! We are SO close to the weekend :) Leah and I have hair appointments this weekend. Should be a fun girls' day out. Heehee :)

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