Oma's Best Oatmeal Cookie Recipe ❤️
Here's my best oatmeal cookie recipe by far. I've tried lots of different ones. Even though some of the oatmeal recipes seem very similar, the final results are vastly different. On top of that, simple cookie recipes aren't always that simple.
This, however, is an old-fashioned oatmeal cookie recipe that IS easy to make and it tastes so similar to the ones my Mutti used to make. With the added apricots, they aren't just typical - they're extra-ordinary!
For me, I love the chewiness that the apricots give. AND the extra flavor! Instead of apricots you can add chocolate chips and/or raisins as well. If you'd like, you can omit the almonds, or add more, or add other nuts as well. These easy-to-make cookies always get rave reviews when added to our Christmas cookie platters.
When baking cookies, I have several baking sheets, depending on the type of cookie I'm making.
One of my favorites to use are these AirBake Cookie Sheets.
There's an air insulation pocket that helps prevent burning and it also decreases the baking time. That means ... quicker and better cookies!
There's a 4.5 star rating on Amazon for these, and it's no wonder. I've had mine for years ... and used them for years! Since they're made from 100% aluminum, there's no rusting.
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I have both the smaller and larger size. Although, I think I'll be adding to my collection with another large size. So perfect for holiday baking.
Oma's Best Oatmeal Cookie Recipe with Apricots
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 2½ cups rolled oats, regular or quick-cooking
- 1 cup dried apricots, cut into pieces
- ½ cup chopped almonds
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Beat butter in large mixer bowl till softened.
- Add brown sugar and sugar. Beat until fluffy.
- Add egg and almond extract. Beat well.
- Mix flour and baking soda together and add to mixer bowl. Beat till well mixed.
- Stir in oats, apricots, and almonds.
- Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 8 - 10 minutes or till done. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove and cool on cookie racks.
- Makes about 4 dozen.
- Use scissors to cut the apricots.
- Drizzle with chocolate icing. Either heat chocolate chips in microwave. Drizzle from spoon over cookies.
- Drizzle with almond icing. Into 2 cups of powdered sugar, stir in 1 tsp almond extract and up to about 1 - 2 Tbsp water to drizzling consistency. Drizzle from spoon over cookies.
In fact, among my holiday baking recipes, these Haferflockenkekse are a must.
For variety, I'll put some white almond icing (see hints below the recipe) over half of the cookies.
Makes for an easy mix of cookies for the platters. That, together with all the different variations of chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, etc., makes this recipe one of my keepers!
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Oma's Best Oatmeal Cookie Recipe ❤️
By Oma Gerhild Fulson
This is the best oatmeal cookie recipe by far. Dried apricots are added to make these extra chewy and delicious. Perfect for your Christmas baking and all year long!.
30 minutes total time
Yield: 4 dozen
Ingredients: 1 cup flour,
1 cup butter,
2.5 cups oats,
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