With the school year in Australia just beginning, I’m reminded of those days gone by when I would arrive home from school to be met with the fabulous aroma of freshly baked cookies. Whilst there is no shortage of cookie varieties, there is something special about those traditional flavours most reminiscent of back in the day. Oatmeal cookies are one of these traditional treats that for me will always be connected with the happiest of memories. While this is not the exact recipe my mum made throughout my childhood, it takes me back just the same.
Bring back those happy memories and get to baking!
- 1 C Butter (softened)
- 1 C Sugar
- 1 C Brown Sugar (packed)
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 3 C Oats
- Cream together butter and both sugars
- Add eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla
- In a another bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
- Add flour to creamed mixture and mix in oats
- Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
- Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets, flattening each cookie with a large fork
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. *This step is particularly important as this gives the cookies the chance to firm up.
Inspiration for this recipe :http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/soft-oatmeal-cookies/Detail.aspx