The Best Oatmeal Cookie on Earth

I love oatmeal cookies so recently I decide to experiment a little.  As a result of that experimenting I came up with what I consider as the best oatmeal cookie on earth.  This cookie is moist and tender, not too sweet, and is loaded with delicious dried cherries and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.    

If you are not a raisin fan then using dried cherries is the answer.  Cherries are a healthy filler that gives your cookies the flavor, texture, and heartiness they deserve.  

Chocolate Chip Cherry Oaties

1 c. margarine, softened

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. light brown sugar

1 large egg

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1 c. old-fashioned oatmeal

1/2 c. dried cherries

1/2 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Makes about 2.5 dozen cookies.

In a large mixing bowl, cream margarine, sugar, vanilla, and egg together.  Stir in remaining dry ingredients and mix completely.   Using a dining sized teaspoon, drop cookie dough onto the prepared sheets about an 1 1/4” apart.  Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until a light golden brown.  Cool before transferring to baking rack.  Store in airtight container.

What is your favorite dried fruit?

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Iced Spiced Oatmeal Cookies

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Skinny little cookies can be so pathetic looking.  Don’t ya think? So, I decided to fatten things up a bit.  I made these cookies without nuts or raisins, but there is certainly room for both in this chunky little creation.

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Iced Spiced Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 c. margarine

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

2 eggs

2 tbsp. milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 1/2 c. oatmeal

Makes about 3 dozen.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mix margarine, sugars, eggs, milk, and vanilla; mix thoroughly.  Stir in salt, baking soda, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice.  Add flour and mix completely.  Add oatmeal until all ingredients are blended.

Drop by teaspoonful onto prepared cookie sheets.  Bake for 6-7 minutes until light golden brown.  Cool slightly on cookie sheets before moving to cooling rack.

For the glaze I mixed up some powdered sugar, a dash of pumpkin pie spice,  a little vanilla extract, and a drop or two of milk.  The glaze should be thin enough to drizzle over top of cooled cookies.

Later this week; another Pink Paradise -vintage camper  update.  2 steps forward and 3 steps back…

Revisiting the oatmeal cookie

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Last spring I shared my recipe for Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with you.  Sadly, it’s been that long since I’ve made them. 

These cookies are the perfect breakfast.  They are hearty and have sustenance.  Grab one (or two) and go. I don’t add raisins to mine but you’re certainly welcome to. 

I  told you that I’ve been writing a cookbook.  It’s finally finished and I have my first proof – yea!  This oatmeal cookie recipe appears in my book. 

Let me give you a quick glimpse of another recipe that appears in my book.

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Writing and self-publishing your own cookbook is a real chore. There are advantages and disadvantages to it which I will be discussing in a future post.  You won’t want to miss this post if you are considering self-publishing a book of any type.

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Do you have a favorite oatmeal cookie recipe, or have you thought about self-publishing a book?

Awesome Oatmeal Cookies and Recent Pictures

I have an awesome oatmeal cookie recipe to share. These cookies will not disappoint you if you like soft and chewy.  And for the heck of it, I threw in a few pictures I took recently.  Hope you enjoy both!

Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 c. margarine, softened

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

1 egg, room temperature

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 c. all-purpose flour

1 1/2 c. oatmeal

This recipe does not call for raisins but go ahead and add some if you are so inclined.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two cookies sheets with parchment paper. Recipe makes 1 dozen large cookies.

In a large bowl, cream margarine, sugars, and egg together. Add vanilla, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; mix well. Add flour and oats. Stir all ingredients thoroughly. Drop onto cookie sheets with dining sized tablespoon. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Watch closely so you do not over bake. Cool on cookie sheet before removing.

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