Lil R loves to hang out in the kitchen when I am cooking and loves to watch whats cooking in the stove. And I have been encouraging her, teaching her to smell and taste the spices. I love to watch her expressions, its hilarious. This weekend I thought I should let her help me bake cookies. She held the measuring cup for me and counted along with me. She was completely enjoying it until the chocolate chips were being measured. She got her own cup and measured a cup of chocolate chips, jus ate it throughout the rest of the process. But I love that she is showing interest in cooking and she knows her cutlery.
This recipe is called “Vanishing oatmeal and raisin cookie“, found it on ‘ Quaker oats; old-fashioned oats’ lid. I used chocolate chips instead of raisins. It’s quite an easy recipe to whip up. The result was the house was smelling of freshly baked cookies, felt like the holidays are here (technically we don’t have holidays for Christmas; just imagined from how i seen it in movies :D)
The cookies didnt spread like I thought it would, nevertheless it tasted beautiful. Have it warm with milk , tuck yourself under a blanket and watch a nice movie. 🙂 and welcome the holiday season!
Butter; softened- 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tblsp
Brown Sugar- 3/4 cup; firmly packed
Sugar- 1/2 cup ( i omitted this)
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
All purpose flour- 1 1/2 cups
Baking Soda- 3/4 tsp
Ground cinnamon + nutmeg – 1 tsp
Salt (optional)- 1/2 tsp
Quaker oats– 3 cups (old-fashioned/ quick)
Chocolate chips/ Raisins- 1 cup
Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar on a medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Next add flour, baking soda, powdered cinnamon + nutmeg and salt and mix well. Finally add the oats and chocolate chips; mix well. Drop dough on to a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and store in air tight containers.
The name is so apt, vanishing cookies because this didn’t last too long 🙂