I’ve previously mentioned how I like Joanna Fluke’s Hannah Swenson books. I’m rereading some of the books in the series. As I was reading Key Lime Murder, she included this recipe. I was instantly intrigued. I’ve made other oatmeal cookies that included chocolate chips and M&M’s. This year I wanted something simple. This cookie fit the bill!!!
Swedish Oatmeal Cookies
Stars of the recipe:
- 1 c. butter (2 sticks)
- 3/4 c. white sugar (granulated)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 c. unsifted flour (all-purpose or white whole wheat)
- 2 c. oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oatmeal. I love that texture.)
- 1 egg yolk
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl on high for 1 1/2 minutes.
- Let the butter cool to room temperature.
- Mix in the white sugar.
- Add the baking soda, flour, and oatmeal. Stir thoroughly.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg yolk with a fork until it’s thoroughly mixed.
- Add the yolk to the bowl and stir until it’s incorporated.
- Grease or spray with cooking spray cookie sheet.
- Make small balls of dough and place them on the cookie sheet, 12 to a sheet.
- Press them down with a fork in a crisscross pattern.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Let cool for 1 or 2 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.