oatmeal cookie craving

I woke up yesterday with a hankering for oatmeal cookies.

We've been battling colds, fevers, ear infections, exhaustion, and bad days at work. I most certainly think a cookie can make it all feel better.

There is one thing that kept me from making such cookies;

they will never be as good as Grandma Lily's.

This is a comment I have heard for every batch of oatmeal cookies I have ever made since I've known my husband.

Until now.

I abandoned the recipe on the box of quaker oats and found a new recipe which I am quite 'smitten' with.


Oatmeal raisin cookies that are thick, chewy and yummy.

In the past mine always came out so thin and crispy. I never understood why.

Yesterday I learned that this won't happen if you chill your batter before you bake your cookies. Why has it taken me so long to learn this?

Thumbs up from the mister followed by,

"Didn't you make any with chocolate chips? That's how Grandma Lily makes them."