Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Move Over Cupcake! Mini Oatmeal and Blueberry Lime Ice Milk Sanwiches

What do you do with a lot of Blueberry Ice Milk that doesn't quite taste like ice cream?  ( See previous post).You make mini oatmeal cookies and spread them with Blueberry Ice Milk and put them together to make ice milk sandwiches which are yummy!  Somehow you don't know that you are eating ice milk, when it is sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies. I haven't made too many  cookies since I started blogging, and I used to make them all the time. I was having problems with my cookies spreading out to much, and the last batch of oatmeal cookies turned out like granola.  I had to scape them off the cookie sheets, all broken apart and crumbly.

My  girlfriend, Carolyn, moved and didn't have room for all of her "magic" cookie sheets.  The cookie sheet I got had to be 30 yrs.old and had seen many, many cookies.
It was the original brown Teflon, remember? This cookie sheet is magic because, when you put the cookie dough on the cookie sheet and bake it, the cookies turn out round. I couldn't believe it.  Had to be magic, because I put one batch on my cookie sheet, which was a non-stick variety, and one batch on the the "magic" cookie sheet.. The cookies on my cookie sheet flattened and spread out, while the cookies on the "magic" sheet were perfectly round.  Now when I make cookies, I use the "magic" cookie sheet, and they tune out round.  I am so happy and and my  husband couldn't believe it, but he saw the results with his own eyes. I am forever grateful that I have a "magic" cookie.  Do you have "magic" in your kitchen?  Here are the round cookies and the recipe.

Quaker Oatmeal Cookies (on the box)

  • 1 C (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened -I used butter
  • 1 C firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 C Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt (optional)
  • 3 Cups Quaker Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 Cup Raisins (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy.
  3. Add eggs, and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  5. Stir in oats and raisins; mix well.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.
Yields about 4 dozen


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