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Amber Didn’t Bring Cookies Cookies

I didn’t bring cookies, I am just too busy writing blog posts about cookies to actually make cookies. So I stole this recipe from the internet and the internet stole it from Dad’s. So what we’ve got here is a take on the Dad’s oatmeal cookie recipe, found on


1 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground allspice

2 teaspoons ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3 cups quick-cooking oats


  1. Cream first three ingredients until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla
  2. Mix all dry ingredients into butter mixture
  3. Stir in oats
  4. Let dough stand at room temperature for 2 hours
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  6. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets
  7. Flatten cookies slightly and bake for 10 minutes
  8. Take cookies from the oven when still puffy and edges are just beginning to brown
  9. Let cookies cool a minute or two on cookie sheets before removing
  10. Cool completely on racks