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July 23rd, 2017

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Well, I’m back again!  I’ve been missing in action for more than a year due to the fact that we bought a new house last summer and then started a bunch of construction projects inside the house, including building out the basement.  But all of the contractors are finished (yay!) and I’m back to posting recipes.  I have a whole stack of them that have already passed inspection and are ready to be photographed.


I picked this oatmeal cookie recipe to start with because they are OH. . . SO GOOD!  I like my oatmeal cookies to be soft, and these definitely are.  In fact, when I was photographing them on the plate in the photo below, one of the cookies that was propped up, just broke in half all by itself simply because I had propped it up.  Crispy cookies don’t do that.

So I have a secret ingredient in my oatmeal cookies.  I know some of you out there are going to think this sounds weird, but I replaced the raisins with chopped prunes!  Yes, I said prunes!  The prunes are a lot softer than raisins and taste better, too.  When people taste my oatmeal cookies, I always get some kind of a comment like, “Oh, those are REALLY good!”  Yep, and the prunes are the secret ingredient.  I buy these bite-sized prunes, and then I chop each one into about 6 pieces.  You can find them with the other dried fruits in your grocery store.

When I make these cookies, I always store the ones we didn’t eat right away in a large ziploc bag in my freezer.  Then when I want to eat one, I pull a single cookie out of the bag and put it in the microwave oven for about 10-20 seconds (depending on how powerful your microwave is), and I get a super yummy, fresh-tasting, warm, soft oatmeal cookie.  I’m sure you will like them as much as I do.

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