I was home all day with a sick boy but I didn’t get any baking done. Other duties held my attention until after dinner, but even then I made up 2 batches of cookies — 5 dozen of each.
The first cookie was a traditional Oatmeal-raisin. I am not a big fan (I prefer chocolate chips in my oatmeal cookies) but we have lots of friends and family who like them, including my wife.
I use the recipe from ‘Joy of Cooking” as my base recipe but make a few small additions. To give them a little extra flavor I add these to the flour mixture:
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp Nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp cloves
I think it gives them an extra special taste.
The second cookie tonight was a traditional M&M cookie. Since the introduction of the M&M Mini’s most recipes have called for their use. While the size is better suited to cookies, Minis don’t have the same taste as regular M&M’s. This is exactly why I use the big M&M’s when I make these cookies. They taste pretty close to what I remember growing up.
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