Sometimes the best recipes are just very simple and easy to follow recipes. There's nothing dolled up about these oatmeal cookies no fancy name, no trumped up ingredients or fantastical adjectives either. They are simple and the best part is they are egg free so you can feel free to nibble the dough while you're making them.
We have decided, my five year old and I, that Thursday is baking day. We spent our day making bread, jelly bread, cookies and a very troublesome batch of marmalade. Setting a baking day is another step towards setting a very reliable rhythm in our home life. Sunday is laundry day, Monday is mending with boys, Tuesday shopping, Wednesday cleaning (coming soon, doing it sporadically), Thursday baking, Friday volunteer day, Saturday boys room cleaning, Sunday laundry...and so on and so forth.
Simple Oatmeal Cookies--oven 350˚
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup molasses
4 cups oatmeal
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
cream the butter and sugar
beat in the molasses and milk
mix your dry ingredients together in a separate bowl
then stir by hand into the butter mixture
drop by rounded Tablespoons onto foil or silpat lined cookie sheets, bake 8-10 minutes at 350˚
cool for two minutes before removing from the cookie sheet
Well shoot, I can't get blogger to upload photos tonight, I do have proof of good cooking fun. Plus I did share with my two food saviors who came to my rescue while I was so sick. I took bread to one friend and sent cookies with the other. Cough cough hack hack, I hope they're glad to have them, HA! I jest, I jest!
Peace and Love--