Last Friday Brock and I had a date night so the girls ate with their grandparents, and Saturday was my birthday so I got lucky with a full day of meals made for me. Sunday I planned my own Mother’s Day (a week early) and then Monday (and Sunday dinner) we had spaghetti and meatballs using this sauce (with a bit of sugar), and these meatballs (from the freezer) along with a Caesar salad. Now Brock is going to be away all week, so there will be some baking, just because the girls and I can. This is another recipe from Mom, and they go very nicely with some date filling similar to something like this. Enjoy!
Sliced Oatmeal Cookies
1 c. EACH butter, softened AND brown sugar
1 t. baking soda dissolved in 1 t. of hot water
1 c. flour
3 c. oatmeal
Cream together the butter and sugar and then mix in the baking soda and water. Add the rest of the ingredients and make sure you work everything together very well. Divide into 2 even portions and roll each portion into a log – I don’t really have the patience for this, but I made it happen after a bit of time, and then later talked to Mom who said she really works at it on her counter and that it does take a good amount of time. Wrap well in wax paper and chill for at least an hour before baking.
Preheat the oven to 350 and cover a baking sheet with parchment. Carefully slice the cookie logs into even slices (mine were about a 1/4 inch or 1/2 cm), and then carefully place them onto the cookie sheet – you will probably need to reshape them slightly as you cut them. Bake for about 10 minutes until the edges just start to brown and then allow the cookies to cool on the pan. Whenever Mom makes Matrimonial Cake, she makes extra filling and then makes little sandwiches – (using smaller, thinner, much more perfect looking cookies!).
- Category: Cookies, Make-ahead