Wednesday, November 16, 2011

come into my kitchen: oatmeal craisin cookies

These are some of my absolute favorite cookies - oh my word!  I found a recipe, but wasn't completely satisfied so I changed a few things.  Since they contain oatmeal, craisins and pecans you can kind of fool yourself into thinking that they are healthy.  It's dangerous.  Trust me on this one.  ;)

Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups craisins
1 cup chopped pecans (approximately)

2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons almond flavoring
Milk (maybe 1 - 2 tablespoons??)

Cream together the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
Sift the flour, oatmeal, powder, soda, and salt together.  
Add to the butter mixture about 1 cup at a time.
Add craisins and pecans.
Roll into balls.  (At this point, the cookies could be frozen and saved for another day)
Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes (mine took a little longer)
Remove from cookie sheet and allow them to cool completely.

While cooling, mix the glaze together.  It should be thick, but you can change the consistency by adding more milk or powdered sugar to make it less think/more think respectively.  Put glaze into a small ziplock bag.
When the cookies are completely cooled, drizzle the glaze using the ziplock bag (cut off one corner of the bottom and drizzle the frosting from there).  
Allow the glaze to set before storing cookies.

**Recipe adapted from All Recipes

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