Oatmeal Cookies, Selma's best ala Splendid Market

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) salted, softened butter

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 beaten egg
1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick rolled oats

3/4 cup chocolate chips

1 tsp. vanilla

Preparation

1
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees (180 C).
2
• Cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar
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• Create a bowl in the center of the creamed mixture, beat the egg and then blend the egg and vanilla into this mixture.
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• In another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to creamed mixture.
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• Add oats, chocolate chips, .
6
• Next, Selma says to chill the dough for 1 hour, and put walnut sized pieces on a baking sheet. Then butter the bottom of a small glass and dip it in sugar, and flatten each cookie with the glass. I have had fine results just dropping spoonfuls of the dough onto a silpat covered baking sheet, and skipping the sugared glass.
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Bake for 8-10 minutes, for a cookie with a crunchy outer edge and a chewy center.
8
In the oven, the edges should look just a little dry and the center of the cookie should be puffed up and soft looking.
9
lift the cookies from the tray using a spatula and put them on a rack to cool.

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About

This is my version of a the first recipe I ever made alone, and a longtime favorite. Selma's Best Oatmeal Cookies, were from The I hate to Cook book, by Peg Bracken. It's a hilarious read and has many great tips and recipes. I've altered the recipe by using butter instead of shortening, chocolate chips in place of walnuts and recommend a shorter bake time.

Yield:

4 dozen

Added:

October 18, 2011

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