Saturday, September 25, 2010

The recipe that made Nate say "cookie".

So, Nate's a little slow to be a chatterbox. We're doing an early intervention evaluation with him but I don't think he's going to be speaking at 7 months below his age (the requirement to be eligible for the early intervention therapy). He's been saying many new words lately and today he said cookie because he wanted his fourth one after dinner.

I made a really tasty oatmeal cookie. I didn't have enough raisins, but I had currants, so I used those and I had some chopped pecans, so I used those. I don't have a picture because I'm too lazy at the moment to go get one, but they are very yummy. :) I used McCann's quick cooking Irish oatmeal but it looked like a regular quick cooking oatmeal, so probably any instant or quick cooking oatmeal would work fine.


1 1/2 cups softened butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking Irish oatmeal
3/4 cups currants (or raisins)
1/2 cups chopped pecans (or walnuts)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to butter mixture. Mix well.
  4. Stir in oatmeal, currants and pecans.
  5. Drop rounded teaspoons of batter on an ungreased (or parchment-lined) cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wine cooling rack.
Makes approximately 36 cookies.


  1. Everything you bake is delicious! I'm definitely trying this recipe!