Monday, 30 January 2012

Modification Monday... Fail. But Oatmeal Cookies Perfected!

For the first time ever, I haven't heard back from any of the people I've contacted for a Mod Monday. I'm sorry, guys!! I'm sure I'll hear back from the knitters I've contacted soon. In the meantime, may I beg forgiveness with cookie?

G calls these the best oatmeal cookies in the world... and I'm going to go ahead and agree with him.
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First, let's make sure our expectations are in line. First up- these are plain, old fashioned, no-frills oatmeal cookies. There are no chocolate chips. It's not a fancy cookie. But hot damn, they are perfection. if you like a classic oatmeal cookie, then this is the cookie for you.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats*
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch off salt
  • 1 cup golden raisins 
* The oats need to be rolled oats- not the weird, quaker oats flaked stuff that looks like it's been swept up off the floor of a processing plant. This really affects the texture.
  
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C) 
  2. In a bowl, mix together rolled oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in egg, vanilla and molasses. 
  5. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture until combined, add raisins. 
  6. Shape into 2 inch balls and arrange on an ungreased baking sheet. 
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  8. Try not to eat them all at once. 
That's it!

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20 comments:

Tanis said...

Gonna try these this week for sure, the molasses has me very intrigued. Thanks for sharing!

Noas' Libellule said...

I think I can make those as part of our Britain in our Kitchen challenge..

Denise said...

Oatmeal cookies are one of my favs, just plain and simple with raisins are the best :) Yours look scrummy

Danette said...

Oatmeal cookies are my hubby's favorite so I'll give this recipe a try. They sure look delicious!

Jacey said...

Mmmm, I love oatmeal cookies. I'll definitely give them a try!

Rachel said...

While my husband likes anything sweet, oatmeal cookies hold place as his favorite cookie! We still haven't found 'the perfect' recipe so may have to give these a try. He is partial to ones with chocolate chips in them (though no raisins!!) so that may be an addition. Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

these look tasty! I definitely want to give your recipe a try

erica-knits said...

Om nom nom! ...if there are leftovers needing taken care of, you know where to find me...

*sigh* But, I know G will beat me to them! Lucky!

Erin Kate said...

What a shame about the mod monday! If I had a good project for it I would submit it. :)

Those cookies look amazing! The pictures are pretty, too. :)

Renna said...

I've been on the hunt for a perfect oatmeal cookie recipe, sans chocolate chips, coconut, or anything else which might detract from the taste I'm wanting. I'm pinning this to my cookie board. Thanks for sharing!

JDknitter said...

oo! awesome! I love baking~ I should try this recipe sometime. AND, cookies forgive everything.

(Jean at JDknitter.. somehow blogger is not letting me sign in with my wordpress account)

Evelyn said...

Mod Monday versus Perfect oatmeal cookie recipe? Hard to choose but you obviously know your readers! Thanks for a great recipe -- I'll be adding it to my collection.

Sarah said...

YUM! I love a good cookie recipe, will have to try them soon!

Lady Lavender of the Kitchen said...

Yum! I've been looking for a great recipe for oatmeal cookies. Will try these out.

Gennie said...

Yay! Thanks for posting your recipe! I'm always looking for a good oatmeal cookie.

CanarySanctuary said...

Looking forward to trying these out! I love a good oatmeal cookie :)

Entre Nous said...

Having lost my oatmeal cookie recepie years ago, I will be trying these ASAP :}

Bini said...

About how many cookies does this recipe make?

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melaniejennifer said...

I finally made these cookies and they are divine. I'm just writing the recipe out and noticed that you don't specify what measurement for the sugar.... I used cups and would assume that's right?

Cheers!