Monday, May 12, 2014

maple oatmeal cookies

Could this weekend have been any nicer?? Even the thunder storms were gorgeous. I just love a thunder storm.

We went to a really cool play by the Trusty Sidekick Theater, with the kiddo on Saturday. It was a simulation of camping in the woods, complete with campfire and wild life. My son really enjoyed it... and as soon as it was over he said, Let's go the country house.

It is kind of funny that we were sitting in a simulation of what we could have been experiencing for real. The weather was so nice we thought, Why not. And at the last minute packed our car up and away we went. And we were so lucky to have a gorgeous day on Sunday.

I hope you are not tired of oatmeal yet. Here is another recipe - these were really good... but then they all have been. Maybe I should just make oatmeal cookies every week for the rest of the year. Could be worse.

Maple Oatmeal Cookies
Makes 30 cookies, adapted from Baker Bettie

  • 1 stick softened butter (1/2 cup)
  • 3/4 cup sugar, preferably dark brown sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour (preferably all-purpose)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats (I like this addition - makes the cookies more crunchy)
  • kosher salt (optional) 
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until completely combined.
  3. Add the egg and mix until incorporated. Add the vanilla, baking powder, and cinnamon and mix until incorporated.
  4. Stir in the flour then the raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts and oatmeal until combined.
  5. Drop rounded mounds of dough on ungreased parchment covered cookie sheets and sprinkle with salt if using. Flatten the dough mounds slightly before baking.
  6. Bake at 350ºF until just lightly browned on the edges and middle still looks undercooked, about 9 minutes.

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