Some days you just need a good cookie. This is the perfect recipe. Enjoy!
Prep: 25 minutes Bake: 8-10 minutes per batch
Oven: 375○F Makes: about 48 cookies
¾ cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional, omit if making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies)
¼ teaspoon ground cloves (optional, omit if making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
- In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and, if desired, cinnamon and cloves. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Stir in rolled oats.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookies sheet. Bake in a 375○F oven for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies: Prepare as above, except after stirring in oats, stir in 1 cup raisins or snipped dried tart cherries. Makes about 54 cookies.
Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies: Prepare as above, except after stirring in oats, stir in 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips. Makes about 54 cookies.