1 3/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 sticks (5 oz/140g/5/8 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Time To Prepare: 25 Minutes
Time To Bake: 12 Minutes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C). Grease 2 baking sheets with Crisco or lard (solid shortening).
Sift together oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
With an electric mixer, beat together softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well combined. Add oat mixture and beat until just combined.
Drop dough by heaping tablespoons 2inches apart onto baking sheets and flatten mounds slightly with moistened fingers.
Bake cookies in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until golden, about 12 minutes total. Transfer to racks to cool.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.
Photograph taken by Diana Baker Woodall© 2001
Date: September 5, 2001