Crunchy Cinnamon Oatmeal Coookies

March 1, 2011

Author Notes: I sometimes find recipes by googling "Best _____ Recipe Ever." I wanted to find a great oatmeal cookie recipe and I found one my family really liked. So I started tweaking it over the successive batches and came up with these. In my book, you can never have enough cinnamon . . .Sadassa_Ulna

Makes: 30 or so small cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, out of fridge for 20 min.
  • 1/4 cup cold-pressed palm oil*
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten*
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons Ceylon cinnamon**
  • 3 cups quick rolled oats (or old-fashioned rolled, but not instant)
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift flour into a medium bowl with salt, baking, and cinnamon.
  3. Cream butter with sugars in a large bowl until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add flour mixture; mix until thoroughly incorporated. Add oats.
  5. Drop by teaspoon onto parchment-lined (or greased) cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 10 minutes, rotating sheets and switching racks at the midpoint.
  7. * My mother always made oatmeal cooking with criso to make them extra crunchy. I like to think that cold-pressed, unrefined, organic (yadda yadda) shortening is healthier, but crisco shortening will work. Or use a total of 3/4 cup butter and omit the shortening.
  8. ** If using sweeter Vietnamese cinnamon than perhaps cut it to 1-1/2 tsp.

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