Since the middle ages, people have been turning to oatcakes for quick boosts of energy. The same is true today with recipes that are far more elaborate and tasty, with healthy doses of fiber and iron. Moist and delicious, these oatmeal cookies are just the healthy boost you’ll need to get you through the day.
· 1 cup butter, softened
· 1 cup white sugar
· 1 cup packed brown sugar
· 2 eggs
· 1 tsp vanilla extract
· 2 cups all-purpose flour
· 1 tsp baking soda
· 1 tsp salt
· 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
· 3 cups quick cooking oats
Preheat the oven to 375 ° F (190 ° C).
In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; then stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
Grease cookie sheets. Roll dough into walnut sized balls, placing 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with a large fork dipped in sugar.
Bake 8—10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.