Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spiced Oatmeal Cookies

Call me a snob, but I really won't eat store-bought cookies. They just taste processed and dry. The only exception is when the are used in another recipe (aka Oreo cookie crust for an ice cream pie-yum!). P, on the other hand, will eat any cookie in mass quantities. Last weekend he sat down with a bag of frosted animal crackers and ate the whole bag. Does he stay skinny?-yes, will he have diabetes if he keeps that up?-yes. To prevent him from eating entire bags of store-bought cookies, I try to make cookies that are at least a bit better for him. These Spiced Oatmeal Cookies are delicious, soft and chewy with a nice hint of spice (molasses and cinnamon).

1/2 c butter, soft
1.5 c sugar
1/2 c molasses
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 3/4 c flour
1 t salt
1 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
2 c oatmeal (uncooked, regular)
1 c raisins

375 oven. Beat butter until creamy, gradually add sugar and molasses, beating well.
Add eggs and vanilla.

Stir together flour and next 4 ingredients. Add to butter mixture, beat at low until blended.

Stir in oatmeal and raisins.

Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheet. I line mine with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Bake 9-12 minutes until golden. Cool on sheets on a rack for 5 minutes. Cool on rack completely. Makes 4-5 dozen.

Yum! Lucas watched me cook these, isn't he cute?

1 comment:

  1. Neal loves your oatmeal cookies. (I shared you FB post with him.) That's sayin' somethin' cause you know his recipe is crazy with rum-soaked raisins & special salt.


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