Witch Hats and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

 I am off on a road trip this morning so just a short post.  I rarely buy witch items anymore unless I find something special.  I just purchased these vintage silver witch hat salt and pepper shakers.  I've never seen these anywhere before.

 They are very heavy and have liners in them.  They only cost me 20.00.

I made these for my guys.  If you want the recipe, you can find it here:

http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-best-old-fashioned-oatmeal-raisin.html

Back tomorrow!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, melted (1½ sticks)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 heaping cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Your cookies turn out so much better with parchment paper. Believe me! Buy some!
  2. Melt butter and let cool slightly.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. (See Note on the proper way to measure flour)
  4. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the cinnamon, vanilla, egg, and egg yolk for 2-3 minutes until light and creamy. Mix in the flour mixture until just blended. Add the oats, nuts, and raisins. Mix until just blended.
  5. Place 1/4 cup balls of dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 14-16 minutes. Do not overbake. Remember I'm at sea level so if you aren't you may need longer. The edges should look brown and the centers still slightly soft. Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2010/05/chewy-oatmeal-raisin-cookies.html#XvAJ2GHQSeblo7BA.99
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, melted (1½ sticks)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 heaping cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Your cookies turn out so much better with parchment paper. Believe me! Buy some!
  2. Melt butter and let cool slightly.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. (See Note on the proper way to measure flour)
  4. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the cinnamon, vanilla, egg, and egg yolk for 2-3 minutes until light and creamy. Mix in the flour mixture until just blended. Add the oats, nuts, and raisins. Mix until just blended.
  5. Place 1/4 cup balls of dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 14-16 minutes. Do not overbake. Remember I'm at sea level so if you aren't you may need longer. The edges should look brown and the centers still slightly soft. Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2010/05/chewy-oatmeal-raisin-cookies.html#XvAJ2GHQSeblo7BA.99

Comments

Cool hats!

Now I want those cookies :-) but I don't have enough ingredients at home, just as well perhaps because I really need to stop gaining weight :-) :-)

Have a great day and trip!
Christer.
Sunnybrook Farm said…
I could eat every one of those cookies and it wouldn't be a good thing!
Have fun! Will there be photos? I hope so.
Love the S&P shakers! Have a fun road trip!
TARYTERRE said…
Oatmeal raisin cookies are the cookies of my childhood. Yours look scrumptious. LOVE the salt and pepper shakers. too cool.
Patty Woodland said…
Have a wonderful trip. We're in line for a foot of snow.
Save me!
sandra hagan said…
yum cookies!

hope it was a good trip!
Guillaume said…
Great hats! I would love some of those oatmeal cookies tonight.
Nellie said…
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - just the thing for a healthy breakfast! I've never seen salt and pepper shakers like that before. Lucky find!
Barb said…
Now that is a tough call, which is better the witch hats or the cookies. I think maybe the witch hats because you can always make more cookies!!!
What a great find for twenty dollars. I can't wait to hear where you went on your road trip.
Felicia said…
Why did you stop collecting? Too many items or loss of interest? The cookies look scrumptious!
Jim said…
At first I thought these were tips for a cake decorator! Interesting find.
jody said…
cookies YUM! and i love love the salt and peppers! great find! enjoy!