One of the things I like best about being a Mom to two boys is the opportunity to make cookies without hesitation. Obviously, I’m not making them for myself, I’m making them for the kids, right? Riiiiiiight. This one makes the house smell good and very cozy. On a summer, winter, spring or fall afternoon, we pour ourselves a glass of milk and relax with these.
Makes 3 Dozen
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup dark brown sugar
2 large eggs at room temperature
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. Beat the butter and both sugars together until well blended. Add the eggs and beat until the mixture is fluffy and smooth. Gradually add the flour mixture to the batter. When the flour mixture is fully incorporated, add in the oats. Drop by rounded teaspoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes, then transfer the individual cookies to cooling racks.