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