Apple oatmeal cookies - an easy route to happiness
Mary Bilyeu | Contributor
While I admire the patience and skill of those who make beautiful decorative cookies, I will never be one of them. I'll make cut-out cookies and use molds, but nothing fancier or more complicated than that. My favorites are simple, old-fashioned types — bar cookies, drop cookies... easy cookies.
And these Apple Oatmeal Cookies are ridiculously easy, which is a huge boon at this busy time. They're not glamorous, but they're really good. A cup of cocoa, a couple of cookies, and happiness can be yours.
Apple Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 packets instant Apple Cinnamon oatmeal
1 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Stir in egg, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix in oatmeal and flour.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place at least 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Lightly smush the cookies, and then bake for 10 minutes until golden and just set. Remove to a rack and let cool completely, and then repeat with remaining dough.
Makes 36 cookies.
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The phrase "You Should Only Be Happy" (written in Hebrew on the stone pictured in this post) comes from Deuteronomy 16:15 and is a wish for all her readers - when you come to visit here, may you always be happy.