After all the super sweet, mega-chocolaty holiday cookies, I wanted a simple, not overly-sweet cookie to put in lunches this week. I decided to try one I had pinned some time ago.
It seemed exactly what I was looking for, as oatmeal cookies are probably my absolute favorite, especially hot out of the oven. Your typical oatmeal cookie has raisins or chocolate chips and maybe some sort of dried fruit for some sweetness. But, I was looking for plain, buttery, hearty snacks. There is enough sugar in these to make them sweet enough on their own. They didn’t need any add ins.
I used a large ice cream scoop, so one would be just the right size for a school snack. I tweaked the recipe only slightly by using old-fashioned oats, increased the water and added some crushed walnuts to the mix.
Looking for an easy, yummy, cookie? Here they are. Now let’s see if they actually make into lunch bags.
Plain Oatmeal Cookies
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 T. water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 3/4 c. flour
2 1/2 c. Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 c. crushed or finely chopped walnuts
Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, and water, and mix well.
Add salt, soda, and cinnamon and mix well.
Add flour, and mix just until combined. Add oats and walnuts and mix just until combined.
Drop spoonfuls onto a silpat lined baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 8-11 minutes (I used a large ice cream scoop and baked them until the edges were just barely brown and slightly underdone in the center)
Let cool for a minute or two before transferring to a cooling rack.
Yield 1 1/2 dozen large cookies
Original recipe at Jen’s Favorite Cookies