Sunday, April 29, 2012

Oatmeal Cookies

I was looking for a good, soft, puffy, yummy cookie yesterday, but we didn't have any cookies in the house! I found this recipe (modified a bit) in the Farm Chicks cookbook I got for Christmas. These are Margaret's Special Oatmeal Cookies, but now they are Karin's Special Oatmeal Cookies because they are yummy in my tummy! I added some ground cloves in the recipes and extra cinnamon, a tad extra salt and a delicious maple glaze on top. Need I say more?

Oatmeal Cookies
2 cups AP flour
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tbs real maple syrup
1 tbs nonfat milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a bowl. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer (or by hand). Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture until well combined.

3. Drop the batter by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. (These do not spread much, so you have room.) Cook for 9 minutes. Don't overcook. They will brown around the edges and look not fully cooked in the middle, but if you preheated your oven, they are actually cooked. Take out and cool on a wire rack.

4. Meanwhile, combine the powdered sugar, maple syrup and milk in a bowl. Whisk until combined. This will be thin. While the cookies are still warm, take a spoon and lightly spoon glaze over the tops of the cookies. Let dry and enjoy with a big glass of milk!!

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