Since it’s Mother’s Day, my brothers and I are all going to our Mom’s house to grill for dinner tonight. We split up who was bringing what, and I was in charge of bringing the meat (burgers and chicken) and something sweet for desert. I decided to bake some old fashioned oatmeal cookies. Since my mom isn’t fond of raisins, I decided to switch up the traditional recipe. These are a great cookie to make and share with your friends and loved ones. This recipe made about three dozen cookies.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms and future moms!
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. I don’t have a sifter, so I just use my fine mesh collander.
3. In your mixer, combine butter and sugars. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and beat on low spead until well blended.
4. Add dry ingredients and rolled oats and beat until incorperated.
5. Mix in pecans, white and semi-sweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.
6. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons on to baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Space the cookies about 2 inches apart.
7. Bake cookies 15-20 minutes or until they are light brown and the tops feel firm when lightly touched.
8. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes, then trasfer to wire racks to cool completely.