Victor is in Dallas, so Nonna and I need cookies.

Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites. Actually, any cookie I’m eating is one of my favorites, so these are just my current favorite. I usually like to add lots of stuff – nuts, raisins, and the like – but I thought this time I’d go simple and basic. It was a wise decision and they came out great in all their simplicity

These are a softer cookie rather than a crisp cookie. I also like both, but thought Nonna would appreciate a softer variety.

Nice texture and flavor. probably could have used a bit more cinnamon, but otherwise, they came out pretty good.

Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Mix together the rolled oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice.

Cream butter with the two sugars until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until light and well blended. Add the oat mixture and the milk, beating until well combined. Use a 1 tbsp scoop and drop about 2″ apart onto parchment-lined (or lightly-greased) cookie sheets. Press the tops gently to flatten very slightly.

Bake until the edges are brown and the centers are still soft and puffy, about 12 to 14 minutes.