Well, it happened. The first day of kindergarten has arrived and the world appears to still be turning. All seems okay! The boy will come home in a few hours and we will have some homemade cookies to greet him. It may be real, or imagined, but I believe I was greeted with these same cookies when I was in school. This is not a complicated or secret recipe, by any means, but it is worth remembering! It is the Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies on the inside of the Quaker Oats container. We’re not raisin fans in this house, so we sub in some Ghiradelli Milk Chocolate Chips instead. Hopefully, it will be just the taste of home that our kindergartener needs after his first day!
Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies
yield: about 4 dozen
1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned uncooked)
1 cup raisins (or chocolate chips)
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.