When Borders closed I accumulated a wide variety of cookbooks, since I couldn’t resist the $2.99 pricetags. I’m working my way through them, and I have been particularly drawn to one entirely devoted to bake sale items. Yumm. Comfort in print. This recipe went over well at work. I thought that they could use either a little more flour or some more oats, as they started out a little flat. I adjusted for later batches. I would also cut down on the sugar slightly next time, but I tend to be finnicky about things being too sweet. Overall nice and chewy and moist.
Recipe Courtesy Of: The Best Bake Sale Cookbook
Original Recipe Located At: pp 50-51
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspon ground cinammon
- 1.5 sticks unsalted butter (3/4 cup), at room temperature
- 1 cup packed brown sugar (I’d cut this to 3/4 cup next time)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk (I’m fairly certain I forgot this…oops)
- 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup dark raisins (I used cranberries)
- 1/2 cup walnuts (I left these out since I was bringing them to work and some people are not fans of nuts/are allergic)
1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray or grease 2 cookie sheets.
2) Combine the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
3) In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamny, about 2 minutes. Mix in the egg, milk and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Stir in the oats, cranberries and nuts (if you add nuts) with a wooden spoon. The dough will be stiff.
4) Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. If necessary, round the edges of the dough with the back of the spoon.
5) Bake in the center of the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are firm to the tough and golden brown around the edges. Cool the cookies on the cookie sheets for 2 minutes, then remove to cool.
On a related note, I used my silicone baking sheet liner (courtesy of my mom), and I am a convert. The cookies came off so easily and I didn’t have to spray/grease or anything. Awesome!!