cookies_oatmeal

Oatmeal Cookies

In my family these are known as Santa’s cookies because there the ones we’d make and leave out on Christmas Eve. They’re healthy and tasty all year round though. I especially like having these for breakfast. 😀

Ingredients

  • Flour 1½ cups 375 ml
  • Quick-cooking oats 1½ cups 375 ml
  • Baking powder 1 tsp 5 ml
  • Salt ¼ tsp 1 ml
  • Butter, at room temperature ¹⁄3 cup 75 g
  • Brown sugar 1 cup 250 ml
  • Milk ¼ cup 65 ml
  • Egg, beaten 1

I make these pretty often, so to have them be a little different I sometimes add a bit of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to a batch. It adds a nice little kick to the cookies. Any of these alone or in combination would be good too. Just be careful with the nutmeg, it’s pretty strong. 😉

 

You can also try adding 250 ml / 1 cup of chocolate chips for another variation.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F / 190°C.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar gradually.
  4. Add the egg and milk to the sugar mixture.
  5. Add the sugar mixture to the dry mixture and stir until well combined.
  6. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet. They should be about 1½” / 4 cm apart.

    You can also make these as cut-out cookies. Before doing that you’ll have to add a bit more flour and oatmeal so they’re not as sticky, and refrigerate the dough for about an hour. Roll the dough out to about ½” / 12 mm thickness before cutting.

  7. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the edges just start to darken.

    You might worry about the cookies being a little soft and maybe parts still being raw – don’t. At that temperature, you’re killing any bacteria and there’s nothing to worry about. The key to good cookies is that they give a little when you touch them. They’ll harden as they cool.

  8. Let cool for a minute or two and before removing them from the baking sheet.

Makes 24-30 cookies that are great as a quick breakfast or nice as a simple dessert. These go great with vanilla ice cream or yogurt.

Rate:
Oatmeal Cookies
(2 votes)

Comment anonymously

Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*