There aren't any back to schoolers here anymore
but this crispy cooler weather and last long
weekend of the summer has me thinking about
school lunches and cookies!
Here is one of my favourite recipes for Oatmeal Cookies.
Makes approx. 2 dozen
1/2 Cup butter - softened
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup brown sugar - packed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 Cup Flour - scant cup (not quite full)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 Cups large flake oatmeal
2/3 Cup raisins
1/2 Cup chopped nuts (pecans, cashews, macadamias, slivered almonds or walnuts) - optional
Cream the butter and sugars well. Add the egg and vanilla and
beat till fluffy.
Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda.
Fold this into the creamed butter sugar mixture adding the oatmeal, raisins, and
nuts at the end.
Roll into 1 inch balls and chill for at least 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes on parchment lined
Watch closely to not over bake! They are chewy and delicious when slightly under baked.
TIP: Something I learned on the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog
is to give the cookie tray a bang on a heat resistant surface when removing from oven to flatten the cookies. This helps to make them chewy!!
Here's to a new school year, new beginnings and September 2017!
Till next time ...... Let there be cookies!!!