Spiced Oatmeal Cookies (makes about 2 1/2 dozen)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
2 sticks butter (1/2 pound), softened but still firm
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup cinnamon chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line a cookie sheet (or two).
Whisk flour, salt, baking powder and spices together. Set aside. (I love pictures of spices!)
Beat butter until creamy. Add sugars and beat until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs.
Stir in the flour mixture, then add oats and chips. Stir till combined.
Form dough into balls, and bake until the edges of the cookies turn golden brown, about 22 to 25 minutes. (Halfway during baking, turn cookie sheets from front to back and also switch them from top to bottom, if baking two sheets at once) Cool on a wire rack.
Oooohhh, the smell while these were baking!! It was like back-to-school breakfasts, Fall, and Christmas all rolled into one... These are now one of my top 3 favorite cookies. Seriously.
I'm so glad I added ginger!! I was worried it would be too much. It wasn't. It was essential. Not adding it would have been spineless!
Do you have cinnamon chips where you live?? If not, I would be willing to send you some, just so you can make these. But you might want to check first :)
Careful not to overbake them; if you don't they will be warm and crisp and chewy, all at the same time!!