Friday, January 27, 2012

Addictive Oatmeal Cookies

Yes, my dearly beloved called these addictive. I am afraid that means I'll have to make them again, possibly this weekend, despite my aversion to making cookies.

These were adapted from the red plaid cookbook, and made to be cholesterol free, but I'll put in parenthesis how to make them full fat and undoubtedly just as tasty, in case cholesterol matters not a whit to you, as it didn't to me just a few short months ago!


3/4 cup (1-1/2 stick) margarine (or butter)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1-3/4 cups flour
2 cups rolled oats (quick or regular)
1/4 cup egg beaters (or 1 egg)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves

Cream the margarine with the brown sugar. Add the white sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup oats, and beat until combined. Add all of the remaining ingredients, and beat until combined - the dough will be very stiff. Drop by teaspoonsful onto prepared baking sheets (I line mine with waxed paper, then spread a few drops of oil on the paper, and cleanup is a breeze). Bake at 375F for 10 to 12 minutes in a conventional oven, or 350F for 8 to 10 minutes in a convection oven. Makes about 4 dozen (46, to be exact).
There were 7 cookies left this morning, out of that 46, and my dearly beloved happily snagged them for his breakfast. I think that's a testimonial as to how addictive he found them!

It's supposed to rain all weekend, so I'll be happily hibernating. Hope you all have a great weekend!


Linda said...

I use the very same recipe without the cloves (never thought of putting cloves in, to be honest). Why don't you like baking cookies? I never liked it until I bought myself a proper cookie scoop.

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You are one good cook lady
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Sue said...

I like oatmeal cookies. You may have inspired me to make some. The only time I like raisins is in oatmeal cookies. OK, I know that's odd, but I have odd food preferences.

grace said...

sounds like these are hard to keep around! you might be tempted to stash a few here and there throughout the house, just to be sure you get your fair share... :)

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Blimey Marjie, we're already addicted to so many foods so what the heck, one more won't hurt hehehe. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

Rita said...

I have to be very careful with my cholesterol; very similar to my recipe that my husband is addicted to.

Claire S. said...

They look good - Yum !

Add raisins and you've got Bob's favorite cookie - which he requested the other day, so I'll be baking tomorrow (no baking weeknights so he puts in his requests in advance LOL)

I like making cookies - you had no idea, right ? :-) - but not unless it's worth the time, as is multiple dozen for the cookie jar not a one or two dozen recipe. I think our normal recipe around here makes 8 dozen.

Big Dude said...

They look delicious Marjie. I'm not a big fan of oatmeal in any form, but Bev made a similar cookie the other day and I enjoyed a few of them.

Paula said...

I love oatmeal cookies morning, noon, and night. Haven't had one in forever!

SissySees said...

The Knight will require nuts and raisins. That makes it a breakfast cookie, right? Protein and fruit? :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

On the list to cook tomorrow. Thanks Diane

Pam said...

I think your healthier version sounds terrific and they do look addictive!

Shane Kent Louis said...

One of my favorite cookies, Oatmeal Cookies is really delicious, my mom also love to cook this recipe...Can I taste one of your cookies, it looks YUMMY :)

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