So one night when we were very first married, Mike Miller wanted cookies. I was out of butter and chocolate chips. Not good. So I did my best to come up with something that would please him—being the good wife that I am—and this was the result: Mike Miller’s favorite oatmeal cookies. They don’t need chocolate chips or raisins. They are that good.
Please excuse the terrible lighting but it was nighttime and my kiddos wanted to help so of course I had to snap a few pictures. Emmy is our resident egg cracker. Coco is our resident “boss everyone around and wait until the dough is done then enjoy the fruits of everyone else’s labor” guy.
Oh yes and before we go any further, I need to let you know that if you don’t have these three items – a Kitchen Aid mixer, Silpat (magic non-stick sheets for your cookie pans) and a cookie scoop, then your cookies stink. Ok, they have butter and sugar in them, so they aren’t completely terrible, but let’s just say they aren’t as good as they COULD be. Trust me. You need these items if you want delish cookies.
Mix together 1 1/4 cup butter flavored Crisco (IT HAS TO BE THE BUTTER FLAVORED KIND), and 2 1/2 cups brown sugar.
Add 2 eggs, 2 tbsp vanilla, 4 tbsp milk, and 3 tbsp cinnamon
In a separate bowl combine 3 1/4 cups flower, 2 tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1 1/2 cup oatmeal. Stir all the ingredients together then add to the wet ingredients and combine.
Use Silpat (you can buy at Bed Bath and Beyond or above in the link that I provided). Bake at 375 for 11 minutes. You want them gooey when you get them out. You kind of want them to look a little uncooked in the middle then as they set, they will harden. I also like to take a fork and kind of smash them down (like you do peanut butter cookies). I don’t know why. I just feel like it makes them better and prettier. I really hate that I can’t use the laugh face emoticon on blog posts because I totally want to use the laugh face emoticon right now at Mike Miller licking that cookie dough. He’s such a hot mess.