Very Oatmeal Cookies

Thomas’ childhood recipe finally captured with pictures.  An oatmeal cookie without any flour or other fillers.

Equipment:

  • measuring cup
  • butter knife
  • tablespoon
  • mixing bowl
  • cookie sheet, ungreased

Ingredients:

  • 1 container old-fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
  • 4 sticks butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. vanilla
  • 3-4 tbsp. water

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees while you cut and mash the butter in the bowl.

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Add sugar and vanilla to bowl and combine with butter until completely blended (no discernable sugar granules).

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Add half of the oatmeal to the bowl. Mix everything together by hand until butter is completely coated.

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Add remaining oatmeal and continue to mix by hand until the butter is evenly distributed on the oatmeal.

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Add water to moisten the mixture. The oatmeal mix should fall apart easily in your hand but clump together if you press it into a ball.

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Shape the mixture into tightly-packed balls about 1.5 inches in diameter and place on cookie sheet. You should be able to fit 30 cookies on the cookie sheet (5 rows by 6 columns).

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Bake cookies for 15-18 minutes — remove when they are a very light brown color. Remove cookies from oven and let them to cool to room temperature. Makes about 30 cookies.

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