Mom’s oatmeal cookies. They are the only cookies that are an absolute must in our house.
Admittedly, this week has gotten away from us a little. We haven’t had many home cooked meals and we’ve put our cooking around the world on hold for a few days. Rather we’ve been finishing up our holiday to do list – okay, we started and have almost finished up our holiday to do list. Fortunately I’m taking a day off work today and plan to finish everything up, because for the next three days it’s all about playing with the kids.
Now the one thing we made sure to have time for this week was mom’s oatmeal cookies. These little gems grace our holiday dessert table every year. I don’t know where the recipe originally came from, I just know it’s hands-down my favorite cookie. It’s sweet with a hint of vanilla and practically melts in your mouth. I don’t think it’s Mike’s favorite cookie, but he does ask that I only make them one time a year because he just can’t control himself around them. And the kids…well, they would eat these for every meal of the day if we let them.
We then popped the cookies into the oven at 350F for 7-1/2 to 8 minutes. My mom’s note card says that the cookies bake for 10 to 12 minutes, so if you prefer them a bit more crunchy they can bake longer. We like ours crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
The kids and I made sure to test a cookie from each batch that we baked, straight from the oven of course. Mr. N preferred the first batch. I’m really not sure how it’s any different than the others, but he’s insistent on it.
Now, while these cookies are delicious right out of the oven, I swear they get better a day later. That’s when I find them addictive. Mike too. He came home from work and went straight for the cookies. He then asked that I hide them until Christmas.
Now I’m off to go finally finish my Christmas shopping with the rest of the last-minute shoppers. We hope that you all have a wonderful holiday weekend, a delicious, fun-filled Christmas and we’ll see you next week with a few post holiday treats. Happy holidays!
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