Saturday, February 7, 2009

Baking Oatmeal Cookies

I have a love/hate relationship with baking. I LOVE to do it, but my body hates the weight. I also really don't like to eat super sweet stuff. The plus side is that I'm making great friends with the local tire shop guy (my cousin's husband, she rarely cooks) and the pregnant gal down the road. The last time I made this oatmeal cookie recipe, it made a TON of cookies. This time I cut it in half and it made right at 2 dozen. I don't like huge cookies, either, so that might make a difference. Anywho, if you want more or bigger, double what I'm typing out here.


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats


In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in egg, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with a large fork dipped in sugar.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

And here's some pictures :o) I love pictures!

The ingredients!

The process!
My favorite pan spray in the world for baked goods. Someday I wish to have some of those fancy baking mats, sigh. (Baker's Joy folks, if y'all read this, free samples are nice)
And the final product! I'm not a huge oatmeal cookie fan but I love these. But the big thing was my oldest daughter's friend was over and she said she hates oatmeal cookies but she loved mine. I guess I did good :o)


  1. BTW, those cookies are delicious, really enjoyed mine today!

  2. LOL, glad you enjoyed them. We don't eat many sweets but I sure do like making them.

  3. Anytime you are in need of someone to cook for, I am always a wiling participant when it comes to cookies and sweets.

  4. ROFLOL! I'm thinking that chocolate chip is next. I'll have C bring you some when I do :o)