Hurricane Irene might have been hyped to the high-heavens, but it just rattled the windows and downed a few trees in the park nearby. While the storm didn't have much of an impact on the streets around me, it did cause a change in the kitchen. It inspired Santa Maria to do a little tinkering with her oatmeal cookie recipe. The storm may not have been one for the books, but this recipe is.
Hurricane Watch Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 c. good butter, softened (not melted)
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. flour
- ¾ t baking soda
- ½ t salt
- 2 t cinnamon
- 1 egg
- ¾ t vanilla
- 2 c. rolled oats
Cream butter and sugar; add egg and vanilla; mix or sift together flour, cinnamon, soda, salt; stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Then add the oats. Bake about 10 minutes in a 350 degree pre-heated oven.
Makes at least 4 dozen – enough for you and the neighbors and even enough to freeze a log for a future playdate.