Things are starting to open up around here, though I am not in any hurry to get out there and see what’s going on. I am still a little nervous about getting covid though I am slightly thinking it is inevitable. There are too many opposing views for me to be totally on board with any of them. I am just taking it one day at a time.
you have all the ingredients out – make it worth your effort make a couple of different kinds
There are things that I really miss which is time spent with my friends, family and going out to my favorite restaurants. Even though we do order dinner out at least once a week, my daughter and I also order lunch out on Fridays; it is not the same. I am excited for the weather to be nicer so we can be outside more and be able to have friends over – it’s so much easier to social distance outside.
I have been making this recipe so long, see that green recipe card, it has to be close to 30 years old
I have been making batches of cookie dough for the freezer. It is really nice to bake a fresh cookie or two when you want one. The last two batches were SO good that my daughter wanted me to blog about them. I know I have said this before but when I make something that good I always say I really think I could sell these or my other saying is people need to have this. I hope you will make one or both of these cookies and freeze them individually so you too can enjoy a fresh baked cookie or two.
I do tend to flatten them out a bit before freezing, I take them out while the oven is preheating so they are still frozen and it helps them take shape while in the oven. You can also help them by tapping the tray when you take them out or just lightly press on them when you take them out.
Oatmeal about 50 cookies
bake at 350’f for 12 minutes – let sit on the tray for 2-3 minutes before placing on a cooling rack
2 cups unsalted butter room temperature (important)
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 cups oats
Cream together in a mixer the butter and sugars. Whip for a minute or two. Add the eggs and mix till combined. Add the vanilla.
In a separate bowl whisk the flour, soda and cinnamon. Gradually add this to the butter mixture.
Add the oats. If you are making the full batch, your bowl should be a little full so take your time adding so you don’t wear everything. Mix to combine and using an ice cream scoop or whatever you have on hand for the size cookie you want. place on a cookie sheet for the freezer or make some for eating now
Chocolate Chip about 40 cookies
Bake at 325’f for 12 minutes – let sit on the tray for 2-3 minutes before placing on a cooling rack
4 1/4 cups
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 sticks of butter room temperature (important)
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks
4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a separate bowl whisk the flour, soda and salt and set aside.
combine the butter and sugars and beat for a minute or two. Beat in the eggs, yolks and sugars until combined.
Add the dry ingredients and beat on low just till combined. Add the chocolate chips and Mix to combine and using an ice cream scoop or whatever you have on hand for the size cookie you want. place on a cookie sheet for the freezer or make some for eating now.
Take care and stay safe!