Homemade, still warm, fragrant, glossy and chewy. Come on over and have a cookie. Talk to me. If you want to talk about my books, that's great. If you want to talk about the weather while gnawing oatmeal molasses goodness, that's fine, too.
One woman said she'd buy my book if she liked the cookie. She bought the book.
Another woman at a Barnes & Noble came up and said her husband sent her over for a cookie because he wanted another one and didn't want me to think he was a pig. Ha! She also bought a book.
And a few people have asked for the recipe. Here it is. Not too sweet, no nuts in case you're allergic, no raisins for those who don't like them.
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
This makes about 4 dozen.