Monday, January 21, 2013

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1-1/2 c. brown sugar [packed]
2 eggs
1-2 teaspoons vanilla
2 c. flour
3 c. oats [I've used regular & quick cooking, both work just fine!]
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Mix sugars, eggs, butter & vanilla, until thoroughly blended.
In a seperate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. 
Then mix it all together.

I used a large cookie scoop & dropped dough balls [about the size of a golf ball] on the parchment paper lined cookie sheets [2 inches apart].  Using a fork, I flattened the balls. [shown below]

I bake these cookies for 7 minutes.  When I take them out of the oven, they look undercooked! [pictured below] However, once they cool completely, they turn out perfect!  They are so soft & chewy! 

I let them cool for a minute or two on the cookie sheet, then carefully transfer them to a cooling rack.  They'll harden as they cool.  

Pour yourself a glass of milk & enjoy them while they last!