This is a guest post by my lovely wife, Julie. She is a cookie aficionado, and will serve this week’s Let’s Blog Off subject better than I ever could.
I just can’t get over these cookies. . . This is my favorite cookie recipe, for the moment. It’s yummylicous, especially with coffee. They have a nice spicy flavor and aroma. They remind me of what little girls are made of…sugar and spice and everything nice!
Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground allspice
2 teaspoons ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups quick cooking oats
Cream first three ingredients until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla. Mix all dry ingredients into butter mixture. Stir in oats. Let dough stand at room temperature for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten cookies slightly and bake for 10 minutes. Do not overbake.
Take cookies from the oven when still puffy and edges are just beginning to brown. Let cookies cool a minute or two on cookie sheets before removing. Cool completely on racks. They are fragile and difficult to remove from the cookie sheets when they are still warm, so work gently.
I have experimented with the measurements on the cinnamon, all spice and cloves and have found that 1-1/2 tsp. makes it spicy to my liking. I don’t always let the dough sit either.
I’m quite ashamed – ’tis mighty rude
To eat so much – but all’s so good. ~ Leona Odle Dickey