Preheat your oven to 350 (325 for dark pans) I highly recommend using Pam on your cookie sheet even though it calls for an ungreased cookie sheet.
Here are all your ingredients. You can chose whether or not to have your eggs looking at you like a pair of creepy egg optics.
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened.
- 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1-1/2 cup of all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon (I omit this)
- 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
- 3 cups of Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
- 1 cup of raisins (dried cherries, cranberries, chocolate chips, etc.)
First thing you do is beat together your butter and your sugars
Until it is this consistency, creamy.
Add your eggs and vanilla
I suggest using a real teaspoon if you can find one. The Scribblers have run off with all but my 1/4th tsp. *sigh*
Beat these items well. Once again have proper equipment...use a mixer with two whisks...unlike my broken hoopty model.
Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon (if you prefer) and salt. Mix well.
Next add in your oatmeal and raisins (or whatever you prefer, personally I leave out the raisins as I can't handle the visual dead bug quality they have)
Drop rounded tablespoons (or ice cream scoops) onto your baking sheet.
Cook for 10 minutes. (I also use the broiler the last minute to uniformly brown the tops)
Listen to some tunes for the next 10 minutes. I find that a good mix of Abba, Bonnie Tyler and Van Halen do the trick.
Smooch on a Baby Bitsy if you have one.
Check on cookies to make sure they are cooking properly
Smooch again on a Baby Bitsy...Nope, you'll have to get your own...
Have so much fun smooching on Baby Bitsy, you burn your first batch of cookies...
Pay attention to the second batch and they turn out perfectly...Drool not included!
Enjoy these cookies if your kids let you have any!