Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are really buttery cookies that require very little flour. They are extremely easy to make, and smell and look delicious. I came up with the recipe one night when I was almost out of flour. This recipe came to me one night as I was experimenting with flour (Or lack thereof) so there is very little involved.

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to about 375 degrees, Farenheit.
  2. First, mix the flour and oatmeal in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Then, mix the butter and brown sugar in a smaller bowl.
  4. You should do this by hand so that the butter softens.
  5. After they have formed a nice, sweet, delectable slime, beat the egg in a measuring cup and add to the smaller bowl.
  6. Mix these well.
  7. After you have done this, add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ones.
  8. Again, mix these well.
  9. If it is too sticky (and it will be rather sticky no matter what-- this is a good thing), add a little more oatmeal.
  10. But not flour.
  11. We're done with the flour so using any more would ruin the integrity of the recipe.
  12. I promise.
  13. After it is about the right consistency, add a couple of drops of your maple extract.
  14. When this is complete, use a couple of forks to form a ball in the bowl.
  15. Then, on a lightly greased cookie sheet, use the forks to form little balls about an inch in diameter.
  16. It might take a few cookie sheets, but I usually get about eighteen or twenty cookies.
  17. You should leave each batch in for about 7-9 minutes, then let them cool on a counter or something of the like.
  18. they will still look like they aren't done yet, but this is only because of the large amount of butter glistening in the dough.
  19. After the cookies have cooled a few minutes, use a spatula to gently pry them from the pan.
  20. Eat while warm, they are nice and buttery.
Most Helpful

Delicious, buttery oatmeal cookie! I loved it because it was not overly sweet and a lot of oatmeal cookies do not use butter and I loved the buttery flavor. I did substitute real maple syrup for the maple extract and the maple flavor was a great complement to the oatmeal! Made for 2012 Zaar Cookbook tag-thanks for a great, but easy, recipe!

Jociecee February 25, 2012