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[Cookie Elf File #289] Easy Oatmeal Cookies: Simpler Than a Mix. Really.
January 22, 2019
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to a wonderful new year of baking! About once a week, The Elf sends you an easy cookie recipe and simple baking tips for baking homemade cookies.

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Feature: Easy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe - Simpler Than a Mix

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This Easy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe is a tweak to a classic drop cookie, but with fewer ingredients making it simple and quick to put together.

It surprises many people to know that you don’t absolutely need to add vanilla, salt, baking powder, or milk to cookie dough in order to make great oatmeal cookies.

Having said that, The Elf’s version of this easy cookie recipe calls for baking soda, mainly so that the cookie surfaces have bends and crinkles on top. If you’re in a hurry or if you’re a minimalist, you can simplify the recipe even further to just 6 ingredients if you eliminate the baking soda and substitute the all-purpose flour with self-rising flour.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 8-12 minutes
Makes about 2 ½ - 3 dozen cookies

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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