Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday - Kentucky Oatmeal Cookies

While in Kentucky with our daughter, son-in-love and 3 grandkids I got to go out and do some junking.  And would you believe what I found?  Yep, I found another yellow bowl.  So now Tristan has his and Amber got the latest find.  
Of course while I was there I had to put the yellow bowl to use making cookies and more memories.  Before I left I was reminded that I hadn't made my son-in-love his favorite which are oatmeal.  Last time I was in Kentucky I made Dallas some that he really liked but the recipe was on my laptop that was stolen.  I had the good 'ole standby on the back of the oatmeal box but instead I went online and found a great new recipe which will be my go to oatmeal cookie recipe from now on.
I am headed to the kitchen now to make these for our men at the Pampa house and for the women in my bible study tonight.  More will go out tomorrow to a daughter-of-my-heart, Connie and the rest to the 4 TLC's that I will spend Wednesday with.  Wow, that sounds like a lot of oatmeal cookies so I better close and get busy!

Kentucky Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
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
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. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with a large fork dipped in sugar.
3. Bake for 8 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Dorothy said...

In my haste to get this recipe up today I failed to tell you that I posted the original recipe. When I make them I do not chill the dough. I use my ice-cream scoop and do flatten them a little with a fork but not with the added sugar. Maybe chilling the dough would make them EVEN BETTER - let me know if you do.

teri@the freshman cook said...

These look wonderful. I can't wait to try them. I saw your link at Tempt my Tummy Tuesday. Thanks