Saturday, May 28, 2011

1969 Betty Crocker's Cookbook Oatmeal Cookies

I made these yesterday afternoon using a recipe from my 1969 Betty Crocker's Cookbook. They were easy to mix up and drop onto the cookie sheet. If you're looking for a quick treat, try these Oatmeal Cookies. My kids don't like raisins or nuts in their cookies, so these are simply oatmeal...but not plain. The secret to the yumminess is the spices! Let me know if you try it. Here's the recipe...

¾ Cup Butter (unsalted)
1  Cup  Brown Sugar
½ Cup Granulated Sugar
1  Egg
¼ Cup Water
1  tsp. Vanilla
1  Cup Flour (All-Purpose)
1  tsp. Salt
1  tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Soda
½ tsp. Ground Cloves (If you don't have cloves in the pantry, try a dash of nutmeg!)
3  Cups Oatmeal
Optional Ingredients
1  Cup Raisins
1  Cup Chopped Nuts

Heat oven to 350°. Mix thoroughly butter, sugars, egg, water and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients. If you are not adding the raisins and nuts, you may need to add a little more flour to the mix to compensate for fewer dry ingredients.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 1-inch apart onto baking sheet. I use a small ice cream scoop for more uniform cookies. You know how it is with kids always comparing who gets the bigger cookie!

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched with finger.  I found placing the cookie sheet on the top rack of my oven baked more evenly than on the center or bottom racks.

Remove immediately from baking sheet. When cooled, store in tightly covered container. If you have any left to store!

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

What is your favorite cookie to bake?
What is your favorite cookie to eat?

Happy Saturday!

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