Oatmeal Vanilla CookiesSubmitted by: NJBROWN3
IntroductionMight want to add nuts, cranberries, etc. but need to adjust calorie counts. Might want to add nuts, cranberries, etc. but need to adjust calorie counts.
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups all-purpose flour (or ww pastry flour)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Add eggs, one at a time, then vanilla, keeping sides of bowl clean and incorporating all ingredients. Slowly beat in dry ingredients. Dough will be stiff, so you will need to remove from bowl. Divide dough into 2 sections and gently knead just until blended. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. (Up to 3 days or freeze up to a month). Take out 10 minutes before ready to bake.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. For each cookie, take about 1 1/2 inch ball of dough and knead in any nuts, fruits, candies, as desired.
Place cookies evenly spaced on baking sheets, leaving enough room to spread. Bake 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden.
Serving Size: 36 cookies
Number of Servings: 36
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NJBROWN3.