To cheer myself up after all the recent snow and now freezing rain I baked a batch of oatmeal cookies. Delicious.
1 cup well-packed brown sugar
1 cup lightly salted butter at room temperature
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 TBS water
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream soft butter with brown sugar.
Add egg, water and vanilla. Mix well.
Add cinnamon, baking powder and flour, stirring by hand.
Fold in oats, raisins, and nuts. Blend thoroughly.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on lightly buttered baking sheets.
Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees or until light tan. 3 1/2 dozen medium cookies
Recipe from: The Greyston Bakery Cookbook: Gourmet Specialties from the Zen Community of New York. by Helen Glassman and Susan Postal