Maple-Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup Butter, softened (2 sticks, salted)
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp Maple Extract
- 1 3/4 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- a pinch of cinnamon and/or nutmeg
- 3 cups Oats
Cream butter & sugars. Add eggs and maple extract and beat well.
If you're lazy like me, add flour, baking soda, baking powder and spices to mixer, stir just the dry around a little with the measuring spoon and then turn on the mixer. If you aren't lazy, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and spices in a separate bowl and stir. Then add slowly to the mixer. Either way, let the mixer mix it all together really well. Then add the oats and mix it some more.
I like to use my small cookie scoop, about 1 rounded tsp, and drop cookies on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for a minute or two on sheet and then remove to cooling rack. This made 66 cookies, so 5 1/2 dozen.
This recipe was loosely based on Quaker's Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies. Although that was really just a starting point...and I didn't even start it out right because I used two sticks of butter since when I put the butter in the mixer, I still thought I was going to make chocolate chip cookies.
I thought these were delicious. I have now searched online and found other recipes that actually use real maple syrup in them, so I might try that sometime instead of using extract. Maybe.