Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
If you're into soft, chewy, raisin-filled oatmeal cookies, these are not for you. These cookies are melt-in your-mouth good, wafer thin and addictive.
- 2 cups butter (or 1 cup each butter and margarine)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups oatmeal (not instant)
- confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- Cream butter or margarine and sugar.
- Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
- Add combined flour, soda and salt; mix thoroughly.
- Stir in oatmeal.
- Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet.
- Dip fork in water, press cookie down; or use the bottom of a glass.
- Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- While still warm, sprinkle top of cookie with confectioners' sugar.
Delicious! Delicate and light. I just wish I wasn't giving them away. I used Missfish's idea and rolled them in a log and stored in the fridge until I was ready to bake. I sliced the cookies fairly thin, so I didn't need to press them down. They came out great. I sprinkled with crystal sugar rather than powderd sugar only because I didn't want the powdered sugar to make a mess in the gift bag. Thanks for posting, I'll be making these again.
This, in my opinion, is what an oatmeal cookie should be. Sprinkled a few grains of coarse sugar when hot out of the oven instead of confectioners sugar for a visual sparkle, but would have been just as good without. thank you ,sugarpea, for a great cookie.
These were the hit of my holiday cookie baskets. Delicious. I doubled the recipe, and had more dough than I needed, so I froze it in logs and took it to my mother-in-law's house. When our guests arrived, I thawed it briefly, then sliced and cooked. voila - FRESH cookies that were being eaten as soon as I could sprinkle the sugar on. A new fave at our house. Thank you!