December 3, 2010

Six Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Oh my goodness gracious do I love this cookie!
This is by far my favorite recipe for oatmeal cookies.
The six spice combination blends together in the most perfect way.
You can taste each spice, but none of them are overpowering in any way.

The spices are the stars of this recipe.

Aaaaaa...beautiful spices.
I love it!

Use good old fashioned oats in this recipe...not instant oats.
There is something so satisfying about dumping oats into cookie's just so wholesome!
It makes me feel all warm inside!

Of course I had to use my adorable new set of gingerbread men measuring spoons! I bought them at Pier 1 Imports with my employee Christmas Bucks...a wonderful perk! These spoons are $12.95 and they would make an adorable gift for anyone who loves to bake! I was a little hesitant about the price...but that I have them...I think it was so worth it. Definitely a treasure to use year after year at Christmastime!

Here's a wonderful tip I learned from Martha. Martha Stewart, that is, I always refer to her on a first name basis. My family knows exactly who I am talking about...the last name is not necessary. Martha was the one person that started me on my love for baking and cooking...way back when I was in my early 20's.
Ok...the tip...sorry, about that...using a 1 inch scoop for your cookie dough. This allows you uniformity in your cookies...not that cookies need to be just goes so much faster this way, and it really helps on portion control. I can get 60 cookies from this one batch.

Here's the recipe. I really hope you try it the next time you make oatmeal cookies. Of course, you can always add raisins if you like...or dried cranberries for that matter.

Store your cookies in an airtight container. Also, I wanted to let you know that this recipe produces a soft chewy hard, crunchy, crumbly oatmeal cookies here!