Most of my friends do not really enjoy oatmeal. I think they associate it with ‘old-people’ food. However, they can call whatever names they want, because I enjoy every single bit of oatmeal. It’s coarse texture, rustic taste and creamy flavour are the reasons why I love oatmeal. Another thing I love is cookies! So why not corporate both ingredients into one! It is a win-win solution!
I got down to search for oatmeal cookies and I found it! It was not hard, Google assisted me. 😀 I was actually spoilt with choices, after looking through all the amazing recipes, I decided on soft oatmeal cookies. One that would go well with milk!
The ingredients required were almost what I had at home, so there is no need for grocery shopping.
This was a relatively easy recipe to follow. Basic steps such as creaming butter and sugar, adding eggs, one at a time, then vanilla and lastly, the dry ingredients.
I spaced them apart because while the cookies are baking, they would spread and I do not want interlinked cookies. Baked them for 12-13 minutes, rotate the baking tray halfway through the baking time. And TA-DA! You have yourself a tea-break snack. These oatmeal cookies goes well with milk, tea or coffee. A perfect excuse for tea-break.
As you can see, I ate mine with milk! Just like the good old days…
Without any further ado, here is the recipe for the oatmeal cookies!
Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup Salted Butter, Softened
- 2 cups Packed Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 whole Eggs
- 1-1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 3 cups Old Fashioned Oats
Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C).
In the bowl of an electric mixer (or using a hand mixer) beat together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl after each one.
Mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium sized bowl. Add it into the creamed mixture in 2 to 3 batches, mixing it until just combined. Mix in the oats until just combined.
Use your preferred size cookie scoop (or a regular spoon) to drop portions of dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, spacing them a couple inches apart. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until dark and chewy. If you’d like a crispier cookie, just cook a little longer!
Let them cool slightly on the pan after removing from the oven, then transfer the cookies onto a plate for serving.
* Note: Add 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts to the flour mixture if you’d like a nutty flavor and crunch.
(This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman. I adore her recipes. Most of the recipes are homey and comforting. Cannot wait to try another recipe from The Pioneer Woman. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2013/08/brown-sugar-oatmeal-cookies/ )
I hope you have enjoyed the oatmeal cookie recipe and I cannot wait to start sharing Christmas recipes with you. It is my favourite season and I am eager to get my hands dirty with flour or ham! So, till the next time, Ciao~