21 February 2009

Oatmeal Cookies


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Visiting Detroit's Eastern Market this morning (in the middle of a snow storm no less), I came across a vendor selling Michigan grown, organic rolled oats. Later, as my husband was emptying the bag into a canister, he asked if Grandma had a recipe for oatmeal cookies. Of course she did and these delectable treats are the result!

Note: Grandma's recipe is for plain oatmeal cookies. I like to think that she would do as I did and add in whatever sweet morsels were in the cupboard that day. We used chocolate chips and dried Traverse City Cherries for a truly Michigan cookie.


Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups oats, uncooked
chocolate chips to taste
dried cherries to taste


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Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Melt butter
  3. Add sugars, water, vanilla and egg, beating until creamy.
  4. Add flour (sifted), salt and baking soda. Blend well.
  5. Stir in oats and any additional ingredients.
  6. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

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