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Old 03-03-2009, 01:18 PM   #11
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A little trick I learned while working in a bakery...make your cookie dough the night before (or a few hours before), put it in the fridge, then scoop it out cold and put them right in the oven. They don't spread as much when they're cold to begin with (which is the same reason why the microwave-melted butter makes them spread more too). I use the oatmeal cookie recipe right off the Quaker Oats container and they turn out great. I usually make a full batch, scoop them out with a small scoop, put them in the freezer, and then just take a few out whenever we want them. I also soak my raisins in hot water before adding them to the dough, which adds moisture. You can also add flaxseed, wheat germ, or nuts to the recipe. Hope this helps ya

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Re: Please tell me why my oatmeal cookies always flatten?!?

Funny,
I just made a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies today... they didn't flatten. I use the recipe on the back of the Robin Hood quick oats. I used margarine. I also mix my stuff by hand, not an electric mixer, maybe that helps? Do you want the recipe? I'll just give it to you right now.
3/4cup butter or margarine softened
3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar (I don't quite use this much)
1 egg
2tbsp water
2tbsps vanilla
3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking soad
1tsp cinnamon
3 cups of quick oats
1 1/2 cups of raisins.

Cream by hand butter, and sugar until smooth. Add egg, water and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients.
Mix the dry into the wet a bit at a time (makes it easier to stir).

Drop (don't roll into balls) a heaping tbsp of batter onto cookie sheets (I didn't need to grease mine). Should make about 30 cookies, although I never yeild as many as the recipe says.
Good luck! You can substitute the raisins for 1 cup of chocolate chips if you want.
I've made this recipe twice in the past two weeks and its worked both times. NO flat ones. BYE!
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I just made oatmeal cookies too...I love them flat and chewy though.
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If you love oatmeal cookies, try Elizabeth's recipe posted above...I'm addicted. I froze half the batter the other day when I made them but today I had to have more so I baked up another batch. They are sooo delish...just like from a bakery.
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If you love oatmeal cookies, try Elizabeth's recipe posted above...I'm addicted. I froze half the batter the other day when I made them but today I had to have more so I baked up another batch. They are sooo delish...just like from a bakery.
I'm so glad they worked for you - I love them!
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