Yummy Oatmeal Cookies

March 27, 2012 — 19 Comments

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.

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The best oatmeal cookies eveh!

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
2 eggs
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

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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

James Dibben

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19 responses to Yummy Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Sounds good to me although I’d probably sneak some raisins in there. :)

  2. I will definitely have to try these but I know I’ll be cutting down big time on the sugar. -:)

  3. Sounds yummy :D I have some oats, I might need to whip up a batch!

  4. I know lots of people like oatmeal cookies, but I’ve never been all that big on them. This recipe looks like it might be worth a try, though!

  5. This one definetly made my list – generally I am not a big oatmeal / oatmeal raisan fan as they seem bland. I think that blend of spices just might do the trick. (If you want to spice it up a tad more – try a little rum extract)

    • This recipe is one of my great grandma’s. She die in her twenties back in the 1920′s. That is her quote at the bottom of this post.

  6. Cookie is my favorite flavor of cookie

  7. Mmmmmm,I love a good oatmeal cookie! After reading all these yummy Let’s BlofOff posts, I’m going to be baking cookies all weekend to try out all the recipes!

  8. They look and sound wonderful.

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