Saturday, September 24, 2011

Rainy Day Cookies

As I mentioned in a previous post, I spent most of July, all of August, and the first week and a half of September visiting my family in Wisconsin. The weather, for the most part, was unbearably hot. For those of you who think the temperature in the Midwest never rises above 60 degrees, you're wrong. Luckily, there was one special day when we received a brief reprieve from the heat, when the clouds came in, and even though it was only noon the entire house was dark. You know what I'm talking about...this beautiful, amazing afternoon.
I LOVE the rain. I also love cooking and baking when it's pouring outside. There's just something about rainy days like this one that make me grab my purse, hand the baby off to Will, and run to the grocery store to pick up the extra ingredients I need to make a special treat. Maybe it's because it finally felt like fall was in the air, but I absolutely had to have oatmeal raisin cookies (naturally, there was no oatmeal in the house). It was just so much fun to bake one of my favorite cookies from my childhood, and have that delicious aroma of butterscotch and vanilla in the kitchen. Save these for your next rainy day. :)
Slightly adapted from All Recipes

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 2/3 cups butterscotch chips
Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl beat the butter or margarine, white sugar and brown sugar together. 

3. Add the eggs and vanilla, beating well. 

4. Stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until blended. 
6. Stir in the oats and the butterscotch chips (I also added raisins).

7. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges begin to brown. 

Look who I found outside waiting for the cookies!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey! That picture looks a lot like what's going on outside right now. It's been raining hard all day. Those cookies look awesome! I should give them a try. We managed to fix our stove, which was broken for a while and really inconveniencing us!

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