As you know, I have a severe nut-allergy. Unfortunately, last weekend I accidentally ate a peanut and had a bad reaction. There is a fire station down the block from my apartment and being so close, they were the first responders when I 911 and played a vital role in saving my life that day. I felt that I would somehow like to repay them, and decided to bake them a sweet treat.
When decided what to bake for the firefighters, I knew that I would want to make something that could be eating quickly and with a minimal mess. Chocolate chip cookies seemed to cliche while oatmeal cookies seemed like the best bet. This recipe produced warm and gooey cookies that, when I tried one of course, melted in my mouth. Despite the negative stigma surrounding oatmeal cookies, they can really taste good. I nervously brought the cookies over to the firefighters, who, with smiles on their face, said that they were amazing. There is often no better way to express gratitude than through a delicious cookie. ENJOY!
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups of oats. I would recommend using oats similar to the ones in the attached images.
- In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until completely blended. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium; beat into the creamed mixture. Stir in oats. Cover, and chill dough for a minimum of 1 hours. I chilled mine for 2.5 hours and it turned out fine.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Slightly flatten each cookie with a large fork dipped in sugar or dip the tip of the cookie balls into sugar.
- Bake for 8 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges start to brown. Let the cookies cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
The following recipe is an adaptation of the #1 oatmeal cookie recipe on the internet. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/19247/soft-oatmeal-cookies/ With over 2600 reviews and almost a perfect 5 stars on allrecepies.com, this recipe is the one to beat.