Monday, April 30, 2012

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal cookies

Rainy days are common in the South, but when it's cold and raining, what's a girl gonna do besides bake?  I got my apron on and with the help of my son, we made some oatmeal cookies. Doesn't this batter look yummy??


We made small round balls with the dough and baked them in our oven.


 Here's a plate of about half of them. They were delicious and the kids loved them!


Here is my recipe:


Ingredients

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

Directions

In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats and chocolate chips.
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.
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.

Enjoy!

xo
Cathleen


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