The Cookie

Oatmeal CookiesGrowing up is hard to do. I am still growing up, and now I watch the struggles my kids go through. Simply put, life is hard. However, our struggles and stresses in life can always be removed by certain things. I know many who will turn to chocolate to forget about the pain, stress, etc. I have always found my stress relief to be a cold beer. Along with that, I recently found it was my grandmother’s oatmeal cookies.

Now my grandmother could attest to this, as well as my parents, and now my family, that I am a oatmeal cookie junkie. Not just any oatmeal cookie, but my grandmother’s recipe. I will make note that my grandma obviously makes them better than I do, granted they stem from the same recipe, however some things are just too good when you always got them from your grandma.

First, combine:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Then add to the above:

  • 1 cup of margarine
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Then, the final ingredient:

  • 3 cups of oats

Oatmeal CookiesOnce everything is combined, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. With a medium-sized soup spoon, spoon out at least 2 inches apart, the cookie dough. If you have multiple baking sheets, then continue this process onto the second cookie sheet. Bake these between 12-16 minutes, depending on your oven. When they are done, not only get ready for the smell, but get out some racks so that you can let these rest, and cool off. I have wired cookie racks for these.

Ok, not that they are cooled (trust me, you will want to eat these immediately), get a large glass of cold milk, and get ready to rumble.
I have been making these cookies now for over two years. The recipe yields approximately 30-40 cookies, depending on the size. These are a must make for when you are wanting a really good cookie. They come out crisp and chewy, and will most likely disappear within two days. 🙂 Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

One thought to “The Cookie”

  1. Oatmeal cookies are my absolute favorite & these sound delicious! I’ll be making these as soon as I can get the ingredients. I guarantee these won’t last on day in our house 😉

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