Bear has been on a baking roll, spreading his wings a little to make changes to recipes to make things just the way he likes them. That’s harder to do in baking than it is in cooking, which is part of the reason why I leave all the baking up to Bear. He really dislikes raisins in his cookies, so he set to making an oatmeal cookie that he’d like the most.
Crispy Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
3 C old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbs cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 C unsalted butter, room temp
1 C sugar
1 C packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Heat the oven to 350. Add the dry ingredients except the sugars together in a bowl and set aside. Use a mixer to combine butter and sugar together. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Then add the dry ingredient mixture just until it’s combined together so you don’t turn the oats into mush.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet about 2″ apart. These will spread out quite a bit, so be sure to leave enough room. We always line our cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Bake until golden and just starting to crisp up. About 15 minutes.
I’m not a big cookie eater, but these are the best kind of cookies in my world. Since more of the flavor comes from cinnamon than from added fruit or chocolate, it’s not too sweet and the kind of cookie that you can eat four of before realizing what you’ve done. Which might also make it the worst kind of cookie.