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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Searching for the perfect recipe...

...for oatmeal cookies!

I have already tried a few recipes, but have not found one that we just love. My husband has exacting specifications for the perfect oatmeal cookie: It must be chewy, not fluffy/cakey or crunchy. He seems to have tasted such an oatmeal cookie at one time or another, and really liked it...so I'm on the hunt to find that perfect recipe that we will use for the rest of our lives and make for our grandchildren some day:o)

Does anyone know if such a recipe exists, and where it can be found?

P.S. When Micah saw the picture that accompanies this post, he remarked that the cookies in the picture look a bit "fluffy" -- so please do not take this picture to be exactly what I am looking for!;o)

9 Comments:

Blogger Rachel said...

Hmm...oatmeal cookies. Not something I make regularly but if you ever have access to Golden Syrup (not honey, not maple syrup and not molasses) then I'd make Anzac Cookies. They're the best cookies that I've ever made with rolled oats in them and they're never fluffy and unless you overcook them they're chewy not crunchy.

Recipe is:

2 cups rolled oats
1/2-3/4 cupe sugar (white or brown)
3/4 cup all purpose flour
4 tsp golden syrup
1 tsp bicarb soda
3 TB boiling water
1/2 cup or 125g melted butter

Mix oats, sugar and flour. In a separate container mix the golden syrup, water and bicarb soda, while that is frothing add the melted butter. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients, mix and then drop spoonfuls onto a greased cookie tray.

Bake for 10-20 min in a moderately low oven

Cookies will harden as they cool.

12:12 AM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Erin said...

Erin,
My mom and I have always used the Oatmeal Cookie recipe from "Joy of Cooking". I don't have the recipe with me at the moment, but most librarys have one version or another of that cookbook. :-)

7:42 AM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Erin said...

Thank you, Rachel and Erin, so much for taking the time to make these suggestions!:o)

Rachel, bicarb. soda in your recipe...is that the same thing as baking soda? I've never heard of Anzac cookies or golden syrup, but it sounds intriguing! I'll have to see if I can find the syrup at our stores.

11:27 AM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Rene' said...

Hi Erin! Have you ever tried the recipe on the lid of the Quaker Oatmeal box? The large box. They are flat and chewy, but don't cook them too long. Wonderful!

I used to have a Mormon cookbook (no I'm not mormon) that had a fab recipe for oatmeal cookies. It was an involved recipe calling for soaked raisins, but well worth it. I got rid of the book without thinking of that recipe that was in it. :(

Have a great weekend!

12:12 AM, January 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too love the recipe on the lid of the Quaker Oatmeal box!I make mine pretty large and cook until just the edges are brown.

Danielle

12:02 AM, January 28, 2006  
Blogger Rachel said...

Hi, Erin.

Yes bicarb soda is an alternate name for baking soda. Unfortunately Golden Syrup is an Australian product (I thought MAYBE it was also sold in the UK and you may have heard of it during your time there but it mustn't be.) I only know of one place online that you can buy it from in the States and right now I can't for the life of me remember what it's called.

Okay did a quick google and came up with a few:

http://www.aussieproducts.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DDGS85 sell a large tub 850g for $6.95 (nearly a quart)

http://www.simplyoz.com/products/aussie_food/groceries/cooking_supplies/csr_golden_syrup cheaper but out of stock. $5.50 for 850g tub (Has a link to another version of the Anzac recipe)

http://about-australia-shop.com/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&inc_subcat=1&keywords=golden+syrup&categories_id=&pfrom=&pto=&x=0&y=0 most expensive at $9.95 for 850g tub but can get a smaller bottle 500g for $4.95

So, if you ever decide to bite the bullet and try Anzac Cookies (actually called Biscuits) then there are the places you should be able to pick up Golden Syrup if no stores near you sell it.

11:13 PM, January 30, 2006  
Blogger Erin said...

Rachel-Thanks for clearing that up for me and for giving me the links! I really do want to try these cookies:o)

1:37 PM, February 01, 2006  
Blogger Martha A. said...

Oatmeal butter Crisps
(If you bake these just right, they come out really good)
2 c. oil
2 white sugar
2 c, brown sugar
2 t. vanilla
2 t, baking soda
2 t. baking powder
2 t. salt
4 eggs
3.5 c. flour
6 1/4 c. quick oats
Raisins to taste
Cream first 7 ingredients, add eggs one at a time, Add flour, oatmeal and goodies Mix well. These will not look done, but take them and let set on the tray for a few minutes. They will fall and be chewy. This is our families favorite cookies and we have played with it to death, but this is how I like it. My mom does it different. It does make a ton of cookies, but if you do not want to bake them all at once I would bake them first and then freeze them, rather than freezing the dough.

5:25 PM, February 03, 2006  
Blogger Doug & Jess said...

I found the recipe for my favorite oatmeal cookies on the www.duggarfamily.com website. They're a family with 16 kids and they have a great section of recipes on their website.

But the oatmeal cookies one is one of the best on there. (And there's the option of adding chocolate chips into it... but they're great either way!) I triple their recipe and make these into cookies and bars for my kids and husband for snacks and dessert. They're nice and chewy and perfect. Even a couple days later. So maybe it's worth a try? (I'm about to make some tomorrow too!)

Enjoy!

11:35 AM, October 26, 2006  

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