So, last week we were having internet issues at home and I decided to go OLD SCHOOL and actually use one of the MANY cookbooks that I had to try a new recipe. In case you missed it, it was The Joy of Cooking Banana Bread (you can follow the link here), and it was ABSOLUTELY worth it.
This led me to try another new recipe from the Joy of Cooking cookbook. This post will be about the Delicious Oatmeal Cookies that I baked over the weekend! You guessed it! It’s a keeper!!!! Don’t they look scrumptious?
Here is the rundown. This is The All-Purpose Cookbook Joy of Cooking, written by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker. The Delicious Oatmeal Cookie recipe is found on page 657 and is named, Quick Oatmeal Cookies.
The ingredients are all basic ingredients that you probably already have on hand, which makes it even better, because there is no need to try and find fancy ingredients.
Let’s get started. (see below for printable full recipe) Preheat your oven to 350°.
Using a beater, combine the ingredients in order of description. Cream together the brown and white sugar and butter. Once this is well combined, add in the egg, vanilla and milk.
It’s time to add the dry ingredients. Mix in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and finally the oatmeal. Now, in the original recipe, it mentions that you can add chocolate chips or orange rind however, I am not a huge fan of either additional ingredient, so, mine are just the basic cookie. Your cookie batter will look sticky and crumbly.
I then used a tablespoon to measure 2 tablespoons of cookie batter and make even little balls. This size yielded 20 cookies. I use a marble cooking tray, made by Pampered Chef, as you can see from the picture, it is WELL LOVED, but a regular baking tray will be absolutely fine!
Now that the cookies are all in balls, I press them down with a fork, like so…
They already look so fantastic. Let’s take a closer look…
Now place them into the oven for about 12-15 minutes. They should come out looking like this…
I like to let the cookies rest for a few minutes before I transfer them onto a wire rack, so they can solidify a bit!
VOILÀ! Truly WONDERFUL! Absolutely DELICIOUS! Surprisingly EASY!
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- ½ cup, brown sugar, firmly packed
- ½ cup granulated sugar.
- ½ cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 cup flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ¾ cup chocolate chips (optional)
- 1 tsp orange rind (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together the brown and white sugar with butter.
- Once combined, add in the egg, vanilla and milk.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, and add to the above ingredients.
- When beaten smooth, add the oatmeal. If adding chocolate chip or orange rind, add it here.
- Beat the mixture well. Drop cookies 2 inches apart on a well-greased cookie sheet and bake until light brown. About 12-15 minutes.