Oatmeal Cookies

Warm. Spicy. Chewy. Nutty.

These are somewhat addictive to nibble on. I think it must be the oats, they lend the cookie a chewiness and nuttiness that cannot be replaced. Plus you can tell yourself that since these contain oats, a food that helps to lower cholesterol and contains fibre, you can eat an extra cookie. Go ahead, I won’t tell. 😉

Oatmeal Cookies
adapted from Allrecipes
makes anywhere from 2 to 3 dozens, depending on size)

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg (I find this to enhance the flavour of the oats)
3 cups rolled oats, preferably old-fashioned, not quick-cooking

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir well. Add the oats and blend until distributed.

Use two spoons and drop onto cookie sheets, a couple inches apart. Press down slightly with a fork. Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on size. The cookies will be browned slightly on the edges and the top is no longer wet looking.

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