When you bake cookies, you are not just baking sweets, you are building memories, you are sharing the goodness in the every day ritual of our lives.
I learned this recipe when I was around sixteen yo. and was visiting with my dear friend Sandy in Dallas; She taught me how to make these delicious, old fashioned oatmeal cookies and since then they have been a favorite treat in our family.
I thought you might enjoy the smell, the taste, the goodness, so here is the recipe for you to try in a cold afternoon, with a good cup of coffee.
3 cups oatmeal
Call your little ones and have them follow the instructions:
1. Mix all the blue ingredients in a large bowl, until you have a creamy, nice and smooth batter.
2. Sift together all the pink ingredients.
3. Put together the blue batter with the pink dry ingredients. Add the oatmeal and mix them all with a wooden spoon. It will be hard to do it!
4. If you wish you can add 1 cup of chocolate chips, walnuts, pecans, raisins, dried cranberries, or white chocolate in little pieces.
5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
6. Bake for about 8-10 min. at 350ºF (200ºC)
The Secret for Success:
DO NOT LEAVE THE KITCHEN, LEST YOU FORGET ABOUT YOUR COOKIES!
Yes, the secret is to take them out of the oven when they are still "bubbling" but cooked already. DO NOT OVER BAKE because if you do so, they won't be soft and chewy, but hard.