Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

12 12 2012

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:
2 cups butter, cold and cubed
2 ½ cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup granulated white sugar
4 eggs
4 tbsp milk
4 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
5 cups Quaker oats (1-18 oz tub)
12 ounces dark chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine butter and sugars in mixer and mix on medium until creamy. Make sure butter is cold, if it is warm, cookies will run and thin in the oven. Make sure to use real butter or cookies will be more likely to run and cook unevenly due consistency of the oils in butter substitutes.
Mix in egg, milk, and vanilla.
In separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
Add flour mixture to mixer by spoonfuls.
Add oats to mixture. Add this after the flour to minimize clumping on the bottom of the mixer bowl.
Add chocolate chips to mixture.
Scoop out onto baking sheet using a tablespoon or batter scoop.
Bake approximately 15 minutes (I always rotate cookies half time on bottom rack and half time on top rack so the bottom and top of the cookie bake evenly).

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Sugar Cut-out Cookies

12 12 2012

Sugar Cut-out Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
Powdered sugar (for icing)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine butter and sugar in mixer and mix on medium until creamy.
Mix in egg and vanilla.
In separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
Add flour mixture to mixer by spoonfuls.
Roll out and cut as desired.
Bake approximately 15 minutes (I always rotate cookies half time on bottom rack and half time on top rack so the bottom and top of the cookie bake evenly).
Icing: slowly add water by the teaspoon to powdered sugar until desired spreading consistency is reached








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