IT ALL STARTED because of a desk,
which is another story entirely,
but the desk led me to a woman who told me about cookies made with canola oil instead of butter.
Also, a bit of salt…
when you use sugar, you need a bit of salt,
and when you use salt, you need a bit of sugar,” she said.
“Brings out the taste.”
The rest of you probably knew that already. I didn’t.
So last Saturday, cookie experimenting, I made two cookie recipes that use canola oil instead of butter (how’d that cookie with a bite missing make its way into the pic?)
The chocolate chip aren’t worth mentioning, but the Oatmeal Cookies were out of this world! Here’s the recipe:
NO BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIES*
- 1-1/2 c flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- cinnamon to taste
- 1 c sugar
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1-1/2 c oats
- 3/4 c canola oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
STIR together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar, and oats. Make a well in the center.
ADD canola oil, eggs, and vanilla. Mix together with a spatula.
FORM the dough into balls and place on cookie sheet slightly flattening them out.
BAKE 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
*I found this at A Foodie Loves Company, where Hil says she used only half the sugar that’s called for and the cookies were just as good.