Rick (aka: the husband) likes thin and chewy oatmeal cookies and the only ones I know how to make are too fluffy for him. Truth game: My oatmeal cookies are thin and crisp. The husband is obviously smoking the wacky weed.
Because I am a good wife I try to find recipes that will make my man happy. I snorted at this and then realized that this was how I found the recipe below and I need to shut my piehole because it appears that I have some kind of Stepford situation going on. Or, it could be that I’m just a considerate and kind person (shut-up, it could happen).
I googled around and found this recipe. I tried it based solely on the photo of the finished product that was on the site. Oatmeal Lace – there’s no way to lose. Those fuckers have got to be thin enough for the husband.
This is not your one bowl type of cookie, but it’s not hard to make either. I just measured out my dry ingredients so that I was ready for the whole shebang to happen.
Here’s a really bad picture of the dry ingredients. Seems like old times, no?
The butter and brown sugar goes in a saucepan and after the mixture has been cooked smooth, you add the rest of the ingredients. It reminds me of making no-bake cookies except you bake these. No shit, Nance.
I scooped them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. If you don’t have a cookie scoop you’re not really happy. I went years without one then one day I broke down and got one. I will never make another cookie without it. It’s that nice. But I cringe every time I use parchment paper because it cost real money and I’m just going to throw it away. Robyn uses fancypants parchment paper sheets. I don’t know why I care because I sure as hell don’t mind rolling the hell out of the aluminum foil. Maybe I’m a tree-hugger and just don’t know it. Maybe I secretly hate metal. Maybe I’m just a nutbag with issues about particular things. I think the last one is it.
Then I baked them until they were golden brown. I showed my filthy oven because I want Amanda to appreciate the fact that I cook like a degenerate. Some of us are not as precious as she surely is. Sigh.
This is what I ended up with. My mom (Shirley) and I did not like them. Rick loved them. Too bad he’s never getting them again because I sure as hell am not making something I don’t like. I have no idea if you’ll like them or not.
Try this recipe at your own risk.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 2¼ cups light brown sugar
- 2¼ cups rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat Oven to 375 degrees Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside
- Heat Butter and brown sugar in a 2-qt saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently until butter is melted and mixture is smooth
- Stir in oats, flour, salt, egg, and vanilla
- Drop cookie batter by the teaspoon on baking sheets, leaving 2" between to allow for spread
- Bake for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown
- Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 30 seconds before removing to racks.