I made these oatmeal cookies with the kids last night. Yes, WITH the kids. They were both very eager to help and once I stopped caring so much about all the extra mess they were making, it turned out to be a very fun weeknight activity. And educational for Anna because she helped me read the recipe :)
Oatmeal cookies aren't your typical Christmas cookies, but these kind of drop cookies are about the best I can do when it comes to baking. The kids thought they were the best and scarfed down a couple when the cookies came out of the oven. MmmMmmm...they were gooooooood! Soft and chewy and just the right amount of sweetness.
We baked half of the dough (24 cookies) last night and put the other half in the freezer. If I don't get a chance to make something new, we will use the leftover dough to make Santa some fresh oatmeal cookies on Christmas Eve.
A review on Best Oatmeal Cookies:
Result: 4 out of 4 stars.
Will I make it again: Yes yes yes, but with chocolate chips next time?
Chef's Notes: The original recipe calls for 2 sticks of butter (1 cup), but I just used 1 and 1/2 and it tasted just fine. The less fat the better. I also skipped chopped pecans because I didn't have any. When I make it again next time, maybe I will use less flour and more oatmeal, to make it healthier.