We had a beautiful lunch today with great friends, lots of fun. While the kiddos were playing the moms sat at the table catching up, discussing scripture and sharing the hand of Providence in our lives. Tammy, our hostess, served up two meals, one "mom food" and one "kid food". What's the difference? Mom food had lots of green crunchy lettuce topped with tender, seasoned chicken while kid food comes in a bun with chips and cookies. Not to worry, hot dogs are not standard cuisine for any of our families, we are, for the most part, health conscious parents.
So what do you top off a junk food meal with, of course, cookies.
Preheat oven to 375F., do not grease cookie sheets.
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups quick oats
In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside.
1 1/4 cups butter at room temperature
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Place the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and light.
Drop dough onto cookie sheets by heaping teaspoonful.
Bake 8-9 minutes, the edges only should begin to brown slightly. If you over bake then they will be crisp, which is fine if you are looking for a crispy cookie, I wasn't paying attention to the first pan and it was a bit crisp--no one thought it a hardship to eat them :)