My paperback copy of the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book naturally falls open to the recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies due to the many times I’ve baked them. That was my intention today, but instead the book went a page further and Oatmeal Cookies caught my eye instead. I made a few adjustments to the standard recipe and baked these delicious cookies to enjoy while there’s snow on the ground and I’m staying in.
Maple Spice Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. maple flavoring
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
2 cups old fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
1 cup mini cinnamon baking chips
Heat oven to 375°F. Using an electric mixer or by hand, cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar until combined. Add eggs, vanilla extract and maple flavoring and mix thoroughly. Add baking power, baking soda, salt, flour, cinnamon and cloves. Mix until well combined, then stir in oatmeal and cinnamon baking chips. Drop by teaspoonsful on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned on top. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen.
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