January 7, 2015

Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies

I guess they are called "Vanishing" Oatmeal Cookies because they vanish rather quickly. This recipe makes three dozen, just enough to last my family a couple days. By then they want something new anyways, so I guess that's ok.

Ingredients:                    Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes
2 cubes or 1 cup soft butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
3 cups of regular rolled oats
1 cup raisins

Cream the butters and sugars, then cream in the eggs and vanilla.

Add the baking soda, cinnamon, salt and flour. You can use all white flour if you want, I just like the texture and knowing there is a teeny bit of goodness amidst all the sugar! Maybe it doesn't even count because it's so out weighed, but hey it's the thought and effort that counts! Then add the oats and raisins. Bake at 350 F for around 10 minutes if you like them soft, and 12 minutes if you like the crunch. Cool on the cookie sheet for around 7 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.

 When you are the last child home you get double beaters. I know, I know, there are raw eggs in there, but people have been doing this for YEARS! Yes it's winter, and yes he's wearing shorts, he changes clothes about three times a day. And I'm not counting in and out of pajamas as two.

This is my view on this FREEZING night. I ran a few miles tonight while the kids had basketball practice, I figure I can afford it.

Actually, this is more like my view, checking 4th and 6th grade math. My dad always checked my homework and circled the ones I got wrong for me to re-do, so I try to do this for my kids too. Strange how cookies seems to vanish while doing math homework.... Probably a good idea to have ONLY the ones you want to eat, in front of you and not the whole batch!

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