OFG Oatmeal Cookies

My mother used to buy oatmeal cookies that came in small plastic packages for lunch. They were OK but dry and kind of bland. However, they bring fond memories. I had to try and make a version that was reminiscent of my childhood but had better texture and taste.

For a classic cookie you use classic cookie making methods.

I preheated an oven to 350 F (175 C).

I creamed 100 ml (1/4 cup plus 3 tablesoons) butter in my stand mixer with a paddle until fluffy. Then I added 60 ml (1/4 cup) white sugar and 100 ml (1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons) brown sugar and creamed on medium speed until totally mixed (about 2 minutes), scraping the bowl once while mixing..

I added one egg and beat until combined. I added 15 ml (1 tablespoon) milk and 4 ml (3/4 teaspoon) vanilla and mixed to combine, scraping the bowl once.

In a separate bowl, I mixed together 210 ml (3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) flour, 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) baking powder, 2 ml (1/3 teaspoon) baking soda, 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) salt and 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) cinnamon. I added it to the batter and mixed at low speed, just until well mixed. Do not over mix.

Add 180 ml (3/4 cup) quick rolled oats and 120 ml (1/2 cup) chopped nuts. Mix on low until combined.

Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Put rounded 5 ml (1 teaspoon) balls of batter on the cookie sheets 2 inches apart.

Bake at 350 F for 11 to 12 minutes (turn trays once) until the edges of the cookies are golden.

Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the tray and remove.

I did a movie showing how to make these cookies.

The Verdict

These are just what I was looking for. They had an old fashioned taste with a great crispy edges and a chewy centre. Any kid, old or young, will love these.

The Old Fat Guy

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