I couldn’t have done it without you all.

After my cookie calamity yesterday – I woke up with a need to succeed with the oatmeal cookies. I got so many good suggestions, and most of them fell into one of three categories:

  1. The butter was too soft
  2. I needed more flour (thanks to the altitude)
  3. I creamed the butter and sugar too vigorously

So this morning I left the butter on the counter to soften during my walk (only about 40 minute), and came back and whipped up these cookies by hand – just to avoid overmixing the butter/sugars.

Sometimes I get a kick out of watching my kitchenaid mixer run for minutes…the hand stirring eliminated the fun in that.

I used Jessica’s original recipe but made a few adjustments: 1/4 cup more flour, no milk, and no chocolate chips (because I used them all up yesterday).

Perfection. I think Meeker and I ate 3 each, right out of the oven.

If you live over 5,000 feet – these are the oatmeal cookies for you.

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