Monday, September 1, 2008

OATMEAL COOKIES


Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book

3/4 c. margarine or butter
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. cinnamon (optional)
1/4 t. cloves (optional)
2 c. rolled oats

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl beat margarine or butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add about half of the flour, the brown sugar, sugar, egg, baking powder, vanilla, and baking soda. If desired, stir in cinnamon and cloves. Beat till thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour. Stir in oats.

Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or till edges are golden. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen.

Notes: Cinnamon and cloves are not optional, in my humble opinion. And using a little more than called for is always good.

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