The Preschooler wanted some Mom time in the kitchen today and insisted we make cookies, chocolate chip at that. While she pulled out needed ingredients from the pantry, I looked through my favorite cookie cookbook – Old Fashioned Country Cookies from Gooseberry Patch – for just the right recipe. I ran across one I haven’t made in years but I love! Don’t you love rediscovering favorite recipes you haven’t made in ages? I sure do, it’s like having an old friend come and visit. This is the perfect cookie for me … just the right mix of crisp and chew. A bit of crunch to the outer edge, but the center is chewy. And my kids and their friends love it!
It is also a great cookie for when I need a flour-less cookie, because it calls only for oats, not flour. And if you need it to be a strict gluten free recipe you could easily make those substitutes without too much trouble.
1 stick margarine or butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
4 1/2 cup oatmeal
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
2 teaspoons baking soda
2/3 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup mini candy coated chocolate pieces (aka M&Ms)
Mix in order. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Yields: 5 dozen cookies using a standard cookie scoop.
While the first batch of cookies were in the oven and cooling we played a round of Go Fish. She won … 5 books to 4 books. We celebrated her win by eating a few cookies!