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Giant Oatmeal Cookies
There's Nothing More Sublime Than Biting into a Huge Cookie
Curl up With a Cup of Tea and One of These Huge Cookies
What is it about giant cookies that is just so darn appealing? Maybe it is that cookies appeal to the kid in all of us, and if a little bit is good, more is even better.
What a way to "get your oats." While this may not be quite what the doctor had in mind, few would turn down a chance to bite into a cookie like this: slightly crispy on the outside, yet soft in the middle, coupled with a rich taste that hints of spices.
This recipe uses everyday ingredients and the only thing you will need is a large bowl to mix your cookie dough in. After all, if you are going to go to the effort to make homemade cookies, it makes sense to make a big enough batch to make it worth your while.
Maple and cinnamon.
- 1 cup butter or shortening
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla or maple flavoring
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 2 cups rolled oats
- Into a large bowl and using a wooden spoon, beat together shortening, sugar, and flavoring until creamed.
- Add flour, salt and cinnamon and stir until well mixed.
- Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and add to mixture.
- Stir in oats.
- Check flavor and if more maple (or vanilla) or cinnamon is desired, add to dough mixture.
A Word About Fat
Do not use soft or regular margarine to make these cookies. Butter will add a richer flavor, while shortening will add to the texture, so either are the better choice and will give you the best results.
Double-pan to prevent over-browned cookie bottoms.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Form dough into 18 balls
- Place 9 balls per (ungreased) cookie sheet
- Flatten dough into rounds, leaving space for expansion as cookies bake
Easy to Make
As can be seen, these cookies are easy to make and are perfect for tucking into lunches or taking with you when going on a long road trip or even while hiking, since they are almost a meal in themselves.
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© 2008 Athlyn Green