So tonight, I'd like to imagine I'm back in the forth grade again. Incredibly awkward, not very good at making friends, too shy, too quiet. Those cute fourth grade boys never talk to me. Except one time, which I remember distinctly, when the second coolest boy in school told me he loved my mother's oatmeal cookies. Oh heck yea.
My mom recently made a batch and sent them to me, along with the recipe to share with all of you. So if you have your eye on the second coolest boy, these will do the trick. Promise.
Too Cool for School Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon molasses
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick cooking oats
2/3 cup raisins (don't be that person who skips the raisins)
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, you know what to do)
1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 F and set out an ungreased cookie sheet
Cream together the butter and sugar by beating until pale and fluffy with an electric beater.
Add the eggs, the molasses and the vanilla to the butter and stir in.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt, and gradually add this mixture to the butter mixture.
Stir in the oats, raisins, nuts and chocolate and drop by teaspoonful onto the cookie sheet. These guys like to spread, so leave plenty of room.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned and delicious.