Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Best Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies... EVER!

Today, I'm bored. Noah's at daycare, Hubby is working, and baby is sleeping. I could nap, I could clean the house, I could re-write my ''Get Organized!'' post that I managed to delete, but, I was craving cookies... and so I baked. I looked up various oatmeal cookies, and played around with a few of the recipes, adding a little bit of that here, and taking out a little bit of that there, only to discover that I had made the Bestest, chewiest Oatmeal-Cinnamon cookies a mouth could hope for.... and so I had to blog about it too.

1 cup butter or shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp vanilla essence
2-3 tbsp molasses (3!!!)
1 cup of flour
1-2 tsp cinnamon... I use one and a half.
1 pinch of salt (1 tsp)
1 tsp of baking soda
3 cups oatmeal (Not instant)!!!
optional: Chocolate chips, nuts, raisins... I didn't add anything, except for my last batch, where I sprinkled a few miniature chocolate chips to please the kiddos!... and most probably the hubby aswell!


Preheat oven to 350 F
Cream the butter or shortenning along with the sugar
Combine with eggs (well beated beforehand)
Add Vanilla essence
Add molasses ( I actually forgot the molasses until the very end, but still added to the batter, and the cookies still turned out delish!
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, the salt, the baking soda and the cinnamon. Sift together.
Combine to the egg-sugar mixture.
If adding any of the optional additions, do so  now.
Add oats last and stir mixture together.
Spoon onto greased cookie sheet. (Confession: my cookie sheets were's so neat, and so I decided to add parchemin paper, and grease that... horrific idea. The cookies were pretty much glued to the paper... but oh so tasty and I know because I had to help myself to the bits and pieces I had to scrape off... of course!)
Bake for 10 minutes (either top rack or bottom rack). Remove from oven, place on cooling rack and let cool... and Enjoy! Get in my belly!

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Anonymous said...

Cinnamon???? where is it, and how much do you add?

K said...

haha, Ièm an idiot...I'll correct the post when kidddos are napping (if)!
1 and half tsp cinnamon... mix with flour