My sister said she would send me the perfect 25oatmeal cookie recipe she has.
She hasn't sent it yet, so today, I dug out my trusted old Purity Flour cookbook. The inscription inside said that I received this book from a friend (Hello Marilyn, where ever you are) in 1974. I opened it to the oatmeal cookies page and it's really dirty and very familiar.
Hmm... It's the page I use all the time for my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. I had never noticed the oatmeal cookie recipe before.
Here we go.
Well, the recipe made 23 cookies. But after baking for 10 minutes, they came out exactly like I put them in. Hand formed balls. My problem with my old recipe is that they flatten out too much and spread into one another. This recipe didn't flatten at all.
I re-read the recipe to see where I went wrong. I was supposed to flatten them with a fork before baking.
They taste good, but this is not the recipe for me. I'm still on the hunt.