Saturday, February 22, 2014

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