i <3 cookies

i made a batch (or two) of our traditional valentine cookies on friday - one of the best parts of valentine's day! so while oscar and aaron played and made a big mess all over the apartment, i played and made a big mess all over the kitchen. i love that this recipe doesnt require anything that i dont normally keep on hand...

i also did a few that weren't so traditional...

To My Valentine Oatmeal Cookies

Granny used to make these every year after she cut the recipe out of the newspaper

2 1/2 C. flour

2 T. Milk

1 tsp. baking powder

1 egg

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

3/4 C. sugar

1 C. oats

3/4 C. butter or margarine

1) Sift dry ingredients into bowl

2) Add butter, sugar, milk, egg and vanilla; beat until combined, about 2 min.

3) Add oats and mix well

4) Roll to 1/4 inch thick and cut into hearts

5) bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350o (moderate) 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

6) frost with a glaze made from confectioners sugar, vanilla, red food coloring, and enough milk to make a spreading consistency.


mom h said...

I think I don't need to send you any. They do your granny proud!

--r said...

they look double dee-licious! definitely worth the mess. i'm not sure i'll have time after ninja gets here to do them, but i hope so!