Oatmeal Cookies

It’s hard to go wrong with this classic cookie, and this recipe is especially easy — just five ingredients, including sunflower oil instead of butter, which means less saturated fat. Oatmeal may help lower cholesterol and is full of antioxidants.  Good with a glass of milk as an after-school snack, or as part of a packed lunch or picnic.   — AARP

Oatmeal Cookies
It's hard to go wrong with this classic cookie, and this recipe is especially easy — just five ingredients, including sunflower oil instead of butter, which means less saturated fat. Oatmeal may help lower cholesterol and is full of antioxidants.
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Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups rolled (old-fashioned) oats
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sunflower oil, plus more for the baking sheets
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C). Lightly oil two baking sheets.
  2. Stir the oats, brown sugar, and oil in a bowl until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix again.
  3. Drop heaping teaspoons of the batter on the baking sheets, spacing them 1in (2.5cm) apart. Flatten them slightly with the back of a fork. Bake for 15–18 minutes, or until golden.
  4. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 1–2 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Notes
Variation: For Peanut Butter Cookies, substitute 1 tbsp of rolled oats with 1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter. Finish and bake as above.


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November 25, 2013 |

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