Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was craving cookies and wanted chocolate.   Thought Oatmeal would make me feel like I was making a healthier option… so I tried these

They were very good. Very easy!  I didn’t add nuts. I will make again!

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose or unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1 cup chopped nuts, if desired

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir brown sugar and butter until blended. Stir in vanilla and egg until light and fluffy. Stir in oats, flour, baking soda and salt; stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
2. Onto ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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Snickerdoodles

A classic cookie! I bought some last weekend when Maria and I spent the day with her cousins at the pumpkin patch. And I definitely got a taste that I wanted more of, so I made them. I just used the classic Betty Crocker recipe.

This is probably one of the first recipes I ever learned to make growing up… I’m pretty sure I entered them for 4-H at the County Fair at some point.  Very easy, and so yummy! Hard to mess up!

Snickerdoodles

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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Cranberry Icebox Cookies

In early December, Nicole, Heather, and I got together to do some holiday baking. I mixed up this recipe, and then stuck the dough in the freezer. I just thawed the dough the other day in the fridge, and baked them tonight!  Super yummy, and I still have another roll of the dough in the freezer!   The only change I made was using dried cranberries instead of fresh or frozen.

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Molasses Cookies

Today is my brother’s birthday. Usually I am the cake maker, but since we won’t see them until Christmas Day. I just decided to make him his favorite cookies to take home.  My Grandma used to make Molasses Cookies and my brother loved them. So when I found this recipe, I had to see if they were as good as Grandma’s.  I don’t know if they are, but they are excellent! A keeper, unless someone has Grandma’s recipe!

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