Sunday, February 28, 2010

Oatmeal Cookies

I am cleaning a shelf in the pantry and there are recipe books there, and a few loose recipes torn out of magazines. This must have come from the orthodontist office or some place like that because I didn't buy "Parenting" magazine in 2003. Do you ever sneak/tear a page out of a magazine in an office, silently ripping an inch at a time, and then folding it to fit in your purse? Or am I bad. ??
This recipe is much like a favorite one we have made for ages, but you don't grease the pan and you don't have to flatten the cookies so when finding it tonight, I figured it's time to make it or throw the page away.
So glad I made them! They are great. chewy too.
Don't be alarmed if you make them and when you take them out of the oven they have spread out flat and you can't get them off the pan because they are so fragile. Let them sit for about 5 minutes and then remove them from the pan.

Easy Oatmeal Cookies
1 c brown sugar
1 c white sugar
2 sticks butter or margarine ( butter really makes a cookie keep it's shape better)
1 t vanilla
2 eggs
1 t baking soda
2 c oatmeal
2 c flour

cream together butter and sugars
add vanilla and eggs
add dry ingredients
place the dough by teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets (I put 8 on a pan since they spread out a lot)
bake untill light brown around edges. 350 degrees about 12 minutes.

cool slightly before removing from pan

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