Thursday, July 23, 2009

Great Cookies and Simple Recipe Alteration

We had a nursing student at work do a rotation with us. At the end of her internship she made some of best oatmeal cookies I've ever had (not as good as my Dad's but that is another story). I asked for the recipe and she said that she had taken one from web and doctored it a little. Here is the original with Kelly's and my additions in blue:

Oatmeal Cookies

* 1 cup butter, softened (change to ½ cup and add ½ cup agave nectar)
* 1 cup white sugar (use ½ cup white sugar if using agave nectar)
* 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 cup mini chocolate chips (dust with flour before adding at end to keep them from
sinking to the bottom)

1. In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, brown sugar and agave nectar. 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 then chocolate chips. 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 (I don't do this usually).
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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