When my siblings and I go “home” to my parents’ house, we inevitably finish dinner and say we’re craving something sweet.
We often ask our mother to make oatmeal cookies, maybe because she always has the ingredients on hand. Or maybe because, when I bite into one, I seriously feel about 8 years old again. Especially when I eat them warm right out of the oven.
I’ve really been craving those cookies lately, so I’m pretty sure I know what I’m going to ask for the next time I visit.
Shannon’s Mom’s Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
Directions: Beat together butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well. Add flour, soda and salt. Mix well. Add oatmeal and mix. Drop by rounded spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Serve warm and start a new family tradition!
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*This post originally published on nwaMotherlode in May 2013.