Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oatmeal Cookies

thick, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies
Photo by Smitten Kitchen. 



I recently had the best oatmeal cookie in my entire life. Now that might sound ridiculous but seriously it might of been the best cookie I ever had to date.  I never thought I would find myself getting excited about oatmeal cookies but here I am writing about them.  

Oatmeal cookies are so basic and you can almost add any of your favorite ingredients to the batter and create your own favortie combinations.
Here are a few ideas:
Chocolate Chips
White Chocolate Chips
Toffee Chips
Peanut Butter Chips
Raisins
Currents
Golden Raisins
Walnuts
Pecans
Almonds
Dried Fruits like Cherries, Cranberries or Apricots etc...
The list of possibilities are endless...but think of some of your favorite flavors combinations and
create your own creations.

Martha Stewart recently  published a great Recipe call Anytime Oatmeal Cookies. Give it a try and
let me know what you think and don't forget to add in some of your favorite goodies in the batter. Be creative.

Anytime Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

Makes about 4 dozen
  • 1 cup cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • 1 unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt into a bowl. Beat butter and sugars until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla, then flour mixture. Mix in oats, then raisins.
  2. Using a 1 1/4-inch ice cream scoop (or 1 tablespoon), drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing each scoop about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges are golden, about 14 minutes. Let cookies cool on a wire rack.

Here are a couple photos of my cookies that I made today. My favorite combinations???? Golden Raisins, Pecans and Shredded Coconut.

Getting ready for the oven!!!

Mini Ice Cream Scoopers helps with making the perfect scoop each time.

Fresh out of the oven!!! Have you tried baking on Silpat???? It's wonderful.

Ta-da....really amazing, the perfect cookie for the kind of weather were having today. These
will keep me cozy!!!

Happy Baking!!!

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