Tuesday, January 6, 2009

War of the Oatmeal Cookies

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Tall Husband loves my oatmeal cookies, chocked full of old fashioned oats, raisins and pecans. I should be flattered and I am. However, I have an injured thumb which is slow to mend. My method of making these stiff battered cookies has always been to use a food processor to blend all the ingredients except the pecans, oats and raisins, which are mixed in by hand, as the processor would make puree of them. Even if I switched to a different attachment, the processor motor couldn't handle the load. So the solution was to have Tall Husband lend a hand. But he hates mixing cookie dough. So when her heard Saara, our daughter-in-law, say that she uses her Kitchen Aid for oatmeal cookies, the war was on.

For two months now I've been dragged to stores by Tall Husband to look at Kitchen Aid mixers. I've not wanted to spend money on an item that I will only use to make oatmeal cookies. So, I stubbornly said, "No!"

Finally last evening, worn down, wanting to end this war, I finally said, "Yes, if they have it in matte silver."

Here it sits, triumphant, having its photo taken!

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe: I haven't found a better recipe than the "Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies" inside the lid of Quaker Oats. I use real butter; the Old Fashioned Quaker Oats; light brown sugar and add one cup of pecan pieces.


  1. You will use it for SO MUCH MORE than the oatmeal cookies.

    I've had mine for ten years, and I don't know how I lived without it.

    Speedy recovery on the thumb injury.

  2. Fiona,

    Thanks for the encouragement. I made the cookies this afternoon and was impressed with the machine. Tall Husband thinks it's a work of art (must be the Engineer in him!)

  3. You will fall in Love with the beast,as I call it. Years ago, when my husband worked for Williams Sonoma, I bought a crimson red one. They have never duplicated that red ever again. I love just looking at it too.