Linky Love & the Best Oatmeal Cookies Ever

Best Oatmeal Cookies Ever

Fall continues its’ ruthless advance and brings with it condensed days, shivery weather and murky gray skies that foreshadow snow  “that which shall not be named”. Farmer’s Markets and gardens overflow with an abundance of flowers and vegetables.

My favorite veggies are, hmmm carrot cake, zucchini loaf, pumpkin pie…

Yup, it’s comfort food season again. On days like these I love to stuff myself with porridge for lunch, it’s quick and healthy – sprinkle a little brown sugar on top and it’s almost like having an oatmeal cookie.

Here are some of my favorite links for the end of one season and the start of another…
and (one of) my favorite oatmeal cookie recipes (I just had to make a batch for the boys before flying home and eating all those vegetables:)

♥Linky Love♥
(click on blue links) 

these photos

this magazine

a handy messenger bag

pretty notebooks

collection of books

snuggly cardigan

this artist

my favorite apron

pretty as a little pitcher

sweet dress

warm gloves

bouquet of flowers

scrumptious pie

this musician and song


this spent rose
this moon

and these cookies:)

The Best Oatmeal Cookies Ever

Rating: 51

Cook Time: 10 minutes

The Best Oatmeal Cookies Ever


1 c margarine or softened butter

1 c cane sugar

1 egg

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

3/4 c all-purpose flour

3/4 cup spelt flour (whole wheat or all-purpose if you don't have)

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

¼ c wheat germ (substitute with spelt if you don't have)

1½ c rolled oats (I used quick cooking oats)

1 cup semi-sweet Chocolate Chips (or carob chips)


Cream margarine and brown sugar on medium speed in a large mixing bowl or with a handheld beater (or by hand if you must).

Beat in egg and vanilla, whip until creamy and lightly fluffy.

In another bowl, combine flours, baking soda, salt, and wheat germ together and then add to the creamed butter mixture.

Stir in oats then stir in chocolate chips.

Sample a few spoonfuls to ensure cookie dough tastes yummy then drop by teaspoonful onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (or line with silpat).

Flatten gently by patting a bit until 1/4? thickness.

Bake 350° F for 10 minutes.



  • kathryningrid - September 14, 2011 - 9:08 pm

    Must be something in the air today–I was compelled to make cookies too. Now if our north TX weather would just cool down as much as yours apparently is . . .
    Lovely links!ReplyCancel

    • Just A Smidgen - September 16, 2011 - 7:07 am

      It was such a beautiful August here… it’s tough that it’s so much colder now. Having said that, I love changing into sweaters! I don’t know if Texas ever cools down??ReplyCancel

  • thefooddoctor - September 14, 2011 - 11:47 pm

    I love the way you write your posts :)
    Oatmeal cookies are my favorite too..I will try your recipe soon…I’m just afraid half of it would disappear in the tasting and won’t make it to the bakingReplyCancel

    • Just A Smidgen - September 16, 2011 - 7:08 am

      I love cookie dough too… probably the only reason I make cookies!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee@clevermuffin - September 15, 2011 - 6:02 am

    These do look like amazing comfort food. Oatmeal cookies are always my go-to when I need a bit of home made comfort too. And I love your old hand beaters in the picture – do you still use them?ReplyCancel

    • Just A Smidgen - September 16, 2011 - 7:08 am

      Surprisingly they still work. I think they made things to last back then. But usually I use an electric mixer… whips up better:)ReplyCancel

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