When I was a little girl, making cookies for my children was my “what I wanted to be when I grow up.” I usually lied when people asked me and said “a teacher” or “a veterinarian,” because being a homeschooling housewife wasn’t exactly anyone’s idea of success. However, the truth was, I wanted to be a MOMMY and I wanted to bake cookies for my babies. It’s true.
I really do have my dream job!
Now that I’m a homeschooling mom of four voracious boys, I am constantly baking in bulk so that the snack attacks that come after school time can be quenched. These are one of my boys’ favorite cookies and they freeze very well.
After-School Oatmeal Cookies
1 c. butter
2 c. oatmeal
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. walnuts or pecans (or half and half)
2 c. sugar
1 c. milk
4 c. flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. raisins (optional)
Cream sugar and butter. Mix in eggs until well blended. Add milk until well combined. Now, just dump in the rest of the ingredients.
Place by heaping spoonfuls on to a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 8-12 minutes. Bake longer for crunchier cookies (we like ours soft).
This recipe will make about 4 dozen smaller cookies or 2 dozen large cookies.