Prep 20 mins
Cook 19 mins
makes a large 9" cookie, that can be decorated with writing..just like the cookies at the mall...use it as an edible greeting card..possibilities are endless..adapted from Elinor Klivans
- 1⁄2 cup tbsps unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
- 3⁄4 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- 3⁄4 cup powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 -4 teaspoons water
- Position a rack in the middle of the oven.
- Preheat the oven to 350*.
- Trace a 9" circle on a piece of parchment paper and line a baking sheet with the paper, marked side down.
- Make the cookie --
- Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a small bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smoothly blended, about 1 minute.
- Stop the mixer and scrape down sides of the bowl as needed during the mixing.
- add the egg and vanilla and mix till blended -- about 30 seconds.
- On low speed, mix in the flour mixture to incorporate it.
- Mix in the oatmeal, then mix in the raisins and walnuts.
- Drop by spoonfuls of dough into the marked circle, then use a thin spatula to spread the dough evenly over the circle.
- smooth the edges of the circle with the spatula.
- Bake the cookies until the edges are light brown and the center is light golden.about 19 minutes.
- It will spread out about 1" --
- Let the cookie cool completely on the baking sheet on a wire rack.
- Make the frosting --
- In a small bowl, stir the powdered sugar and vanilla together with enough water to form a thick frosting.
- The frosting should hold its shape if you drizzle a little on a piece of paper.
- Spoon the frosting into a small self sealing plastic freezer bag.press out the excess air -- cut a very small hole in one corner of the bag.about 1/16th" long.
- Hold the bag about 1" above the cookie at a slight angle and write your message by twisting the bag and gently squeezing to release a thin stream of frosting, moving the bag slowly to form thin letters or a design.
- Let the frosting is set.
- the cookie can be covered and stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.
- using a large sharp knife to cut the cookie into wedges to serve, if desired.