The Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie
When it comes to cookies, sometimes you can’t beat the classics. Some days, there’s nothing better than an old-fashioned oatmeal cookie, and in Kathey Jo’s Kitchen, my husband Rob and I know this better than anyone! Needless to say, there are already a ton of recipes out there, online and in cookbooks, for making them. There’s certainly no right or wrong way to go about it, but I’ll gladly share with you what works best for me.
Will the Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie live up to its name? I have a feeling that when you follow my instructions and prepare them for yourself and your family, the reactions from everyone will say it all, not to mention the fact they’ll be going back for seconds, and possibly thirds! It doesn’t take long to prepare or make them, making for an ideal treat that your loved one and guests can enjoy every time they come by. Check out my recipe to see what sets mine apart from the rest!
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup butter or margarine — softened 1 teaspoon baking soda 1. teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 3 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup raisins, if desired Heat oven to 350º. Beat all ingredients except oats, flour and raisins in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in oats, flour and raisins. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.