Thursday, September 29, 2011

Delicious cookies

I am a cookie girl, always have been always will be. Growing up I never wanted a cake for my birthday, always cookies or brownies :) Something chewy and chocolatey. I love to bake and have found many good cookie recipes in the past few years. I don't make them very often, not unless we have somewhere to take them because me and Kyle will eat them all. And well that's not good for the waistline!

I have a cabinet full of cookbooks, most of which I had never really looked through. Don't get me wrong I love to cook, but I don't leave myself enough time and I'm always hesitant about trying a new recipe. I have been finding lots of recipes on pinterest but I decided to take advantage of all these cookbooks.

So I've been going through them and putting post-it notes on recipes that sound good, would be east to make or fun to take to a group for dinner. I found a recipe for brown sugar oatmeal cookies. The cookbook said they only cost $.08 a serving (it was a cheap and easy meals cookbook) So I decided to make them for my Bible study group this week--let's just say it's a good thing the recipe made over 4 dozen cookies because quite a few disappeared before group.

They taste like a bowl of oatmeal only in cookie form. They are super easy to make, I used my kitchen aid for most of it and then had my hubby stir the oats in for me cause I couldn't get it mixed well enough. I would love to have these around the house more often but I think me and Kyle would both be buying new clothes if that was the case ;) Although, these cookies are fairly healthy since they have 1/2 regular flour 1/2 whole wheat flour.

Brown Sugar-Oatmeal Cookies (from Pilsbury Savvy Shoppers cookbook)
1 3/4 c packed brown sugar
1 c butter softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 c all-purpose flour
1 c whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 c old-fashion oats

  • Heat oven to 350. Beat brown sugar and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended
  • On low speed, beat in all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour and baking powder until well combined. Stir in oats
  • Ungreased cookie sheet (I always use the cookie sheet covers)
  • Bake 12 minutes. Cool 1 minute then transfer to cooling rack