I was looking for a slightly different recipe for oatmeal cookies. Oh, it's not that my go-to recipe isn't delicious; it is. I just sometimes get bored, and have to try something different. This is modified from a recipe I found in my mid=1990s Fanny Farmer Cookbook.
CAPE COD OATMEAL COOKIES
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup egg beater (or one egg)
1/2 cup melted margarine
1/4 cup milk (skim or regular)
1 tbsp molasses
1-3/4 cup oats - regular or quick
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
Put the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and stir together. Add the egg, margarine, milk and molasses, and beat on low until combined. Stir in the oats and nuts, then drop by the teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350F for about 12 minutes (10 minutes at 350F in convection setting). Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
The molasses gave these a different tang. I don't know whether this is really a "Cape Cod" recipe, since, as we've previously discussed, I've never been there, but Gemma probably knows. And were they any good? Well, I put them in this new cookie jar which my little guy bought for his Dad for Christmas, so Mom would make Dad more cookies.
And this is what was left the next day, around noon.