September 2, 2015

SIMPLE, OLD FASHIONED OATMEAL COOKIE

I love cookies, but I especially like them jammed packed with nuts, candies, chocolate chips anything that sounds good to me it's going in! But you know....sometimes you want a plain oatmeal cookie or just a plain and simple chocolate chip cookie and you want it to be GOOD and SIMPLE.

Well in this post I'm going to show you, step-by-step, how to make these Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies that you are going to die over. You are going to want to make yourself a cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa and enjoy and a plus for all Mommas out there, kids love them too! 


Here is what you'll need:

2 sticks of butter, softened (room temp)
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon 
½ tsp. salt
3 cups oatmeal

Preheated oven at 350°F

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The directions are simple, you can either use a stand mixer or an old-fashioned bowl, whisk and wooden spoon.

Make sure your oven is preheating...


Start by creaming your butter and both sugars together.


It should come out looking light, fluffy and smooth.


Now add in your eggs, vanilla and turn your mixer back on to incorporate.

While that's mixing you can get your dry ingredients ready. 


In a separate bowl add your flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. 


Use a whisk or fork and stir all dry ingredients together.


Now that all your wet ingredients are combined, slowly add in your dry ingredients.

I would suggest to add in a third of the flour mixture at a time and barely turn the mixer on just to incorporate, 1 or 2 turns-that's it!


Once you are finished with the dry, add in you oatmeal and DON'T OVER MIX!!!

Over mixing is bad...never do it, trust me, promise me you will take an oath to never over mix batters or doughs...it will make my heart happy!


Now that I got that off my chest, your cookie dough should resemble soft, cloudy like clumps of dough.


Now get your cookie sheet, you can line with parchment paper or if you have a silicone mat place that down. My cookie sheet is non stick and there was enough butter so I didn't have a problem.

I used a 1 inch cookie scoop and placed them out evenly on my cookie sheet, keep in mind though these cookies spread.


Now one of my tricks is I get a glass cup, put a little butter on the bottom and smash the cookies down so they aren't so round; it will help them to bake evenly.


Place them in the oven for about 5 minutes, then rotate cookie sheet and bake for another 3-5 minutes depending on how well done you like your cookies.





I hope you enjoyed my recipe for a simple and delicious oatmeal cookie and i'll catcha' later, bye!






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