Archive for 2010

Daily Tweets for 2010-12-28

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
  • So today we take my car to the shop to get it it's Christmas present… #

Daily Tweets for 2010-12-25

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Daily Tweets for 2010-12-24

Friday, December 24th, 2010
  • Who would have thought trying to find mixed dried candied fruit would be so freakin hard… #

Daily Tweets for 2010-12-22

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
  • LOL – iPad Game for Cats #
  • To the low life scumbag that stole the money from the live reindeer display donation box Saturday night in Pelham – you are despicable!!! #

Quaker’s Best Oatmeal Cookies

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Seems I have an older version of the Quaker Oat’s Oatmeal Cookie recipe. This one has a “bit” more margarine.


  • 1 1/4 cups margarine
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups Quaker Oats

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat together margarine and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices; add to margarine mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet (I like to use parchment paper). Bake 8 to 9 minutes for chewy cookies, 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove and enjoy.

I tend to make my cookies a little larger, my batch turns out about 2 dozen cookies. It also means I have to increase my baking time a touch. I’m going to test a batch that uses a newer recipe that uses less margarine, but one additional egg.