Friday, August 24, 2012

Fluffy Oatmeal Cookies

I found this recipe for oatmeal cookies and then altered it to my liking. I prefer to use half shortening and half butter for a fluffier cookie. They. Were. Great...So great that Ross was supposed to take them to work and we ended up eating them all on our own :\  I definitely need to keep track of this recipe!

You'll need:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats
Optional: Chocolate chips, raisins, nuts

Make them:
1. In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour. 

2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Using a small ice cream scoop, place dough onto cookie sheet. You could also roll into tablespoon sized balls.  

3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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