Basic Oatmeal Cookies

Basic Oatmeal Cookies

Easy and excellent!
I found this gem in a small town cookbook. My favorite recipes always come from the books that everyday families contribute as their personal favorites. Tried and true, never fail, made with basic ingredients. Although I have replaced margarine with butter…cause there is no way you are still using that stuff; right?! Also I substitute the white sugar with organic cane sugar that I get at the health food store. I was wishing I still had the label to show you, but it is repackaged bulk sugar, so wouldn’t do you any good. But here is a pic of the actual sugar to show color and size of granule.




1 egg
1/2 cup melted (I used half melted) butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP water
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix all together.
I place spoonfuls on parchment paper and bake till brown. Recipe says 350 for 10 minutes.

This recipe is so versatile. I’ve added raisins, walnuts and cinnamon. In this last batch, my daughter donated all of her little boxes of smarties from Halloween, and I added some extra chocolate chips. Coconut is very good too.

And as you can see, I had a helper today who was anxious to do the taste testing 🙂

Sly little baker sneaking one as I hit the button.

Sly little baker sneaking one as I hit the button.


About Rita

Welcome! I'm glad to share some of what I've learned over the years with you. I try to learn new things often. Being mostly self taught usually means making a lot of mistakes first. In the kitchen this includes, baking with yeast, canning, fermenting, soaking, drying foods, grinding my own flour, making most things homemade, altering recipes to make them healthier, etc. I started sewing more complicated things, learned to knit and then taught the kids. Next was crocheting and then homeschooling. More adventures ahead...

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