Calling all foodies.
Today after school the kids and I took to inventing a PINK version of oatmeal cookies. We start with the basic oatmeal cookie recipe, one that I have used plenty of times, then change it up a bit. We used whole-wheat flour, added strawberry jam and raisins to the cookie dough. The dough looked perfect and our sample of the uncooked dough was yummy, though the kids are sure they’ll get worms if they eat uncooked dough again.
I was very excited about putting them in the oven. The 11 minutes of baking time seemed like 10 years to the four of us. Finally, the timer went off. Kids were jumping, yelling and dancing.
When I opened the oven door the cookies were NOT done and not even close. They did finally finish and they are yummy. So, why should you care?? Well I need your help. WHY ARE MY COOKIES SO DARN FLAT? Is it the flour, the jam or both? Do you know? All of my ingredients were fresh. Help?
- 2 ½ C Oats
- 1 ½ C Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 C Butter
- 2/3 C Packed Light Brown Sugar
- 2/3 C Packed Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- ½ C Strawberry Jam
Mixed then baked at 325 degrees for 15 minutes or so.