Yesterday, I picked up my purse and grabbed for my checkbook.  The bills needed paid promptly.  I couldn’t help but notice the weight of that overloaded “catch-all.”  After the weight of the bills were off my shoulders, I flung my purse over one of those same shoulders, and literally gasped!  It was time for….a clean out.  As I dug down to the bottom, I pulled out a crumpled piece of paper.  The edges were ripped and I could tell it had been there for quite some time.
Sitting in the waiting room of a Dentist Office, I fumbled through magazines that occupied the top of an old coffee table.  This recipe caught my attention. I quickly grabbed a pen and tore a deposit slip from my checkbook, and jotted down all the ingredients.  Anyone who has spent time in a Dentist Chair knows that you come home numb and dumb!  This cookie recipe was buried in a forgotten grave at the bottom of my purse.
Today, I resumed the recipe from it’s burial site and brought it to life!  I’m very glad I did….they are chewy wonderful and delicious.  In fact….I ate probably four or five cookies in dough alone… Sad but true.  The  test to a good Oatmeal cookie is ……”The next Day!”  Has it remained soft and chewy?  I’m happy to report they passed my test.  I also added raisins and a touch of cinnamon to our cookies, but you certainly don’t have to.  Around these parts, it’s dark by 5:30 and so it’s difficult to take a good picture.  I didn’t want to use my flash, so this is the best I could do.
Over the next several days, I hope to compile and share all my Thanksgiving day Recipes with you.  Hopefully I will have time to flash a few pictures as well, so please check back.  Enjoy!

Cream together:
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup salted, butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Then add:
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups quick or old fashioned Oatmeal
1 bag of chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (opt)
I added:
1/2 bag of Chocolate chips
1/2 cup of regular raisins
1/2 cup of golden raisins
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together well with heavy mixer. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes.
I baked mine for 12 minutes until lightly golden. 
Let rest for a minute on baking sheet, then remove to wire rack to cool.

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  • Julia - 05/27/2010 - 10:38 am

    Just baked these up today and they’re YUMMY! Of course I had to try it your way, because you said they were really good that way. This is a “keep” recipe…
    Thank you for putting so much time in your baking blog for us. I really appreciate it!ReplyCancel