Tuesday, August 25, 2015




Recipe of the Week





I love Ashleigh's blog, Prairie Gal Cookin.  She has wonderful recipes and offers a newsletter via email filled with them!

Here's her recipe for Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies.......delish!!

Cookies:
2 cups quick cooking oats (or old-fashioned)
2 cups flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature (or run under hot water for 30 seconds)
1 t. vanilla
Icing:
2 cups powdered sugar
3-5 T. milk
1 t. vanilla (or a little less, just depends on your preference!)
Start by pulsing your oats in a food processor several times. You don’t want the oats to be the original size they were, but you also don’t want them to be like oat flour.  In a large bowl, combine the pulsed oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Stir this all together.  Using your stand-mixer, beat the butter for about 30 seconds on high.  Add to it the sugars and mix on medium until it’s light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, to the mixture, beating until the yolk just barely disappears into the batter.   Add about 1/3 of the flour mixture to the batter at a time and mix well.  Then line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.  And drop balls of cookie dough onto the sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes or until bottoms are just starting to brown. Pull out, cool on sheet for 2 – 3 minutes and then move to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely. In a small bowl, combine together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Beat well and then gently start dipping the cookies (face down) into the icing. Once you get through all of the cookies, the first one’s icing should be set up somewhat. Go ahead and dip them all again. Let the cookies sit awhile to allow the icing to finish setting up and then store in an air-tight container. Preferably one that only allows you to get one cookie a day. But that’s almost impossible. Enjoy!

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