Rolling… Rolling… Rolling Down The River

Once upon a time, 6 friends/coworkers/spouses/siblings/roommates competed in a canoe race dressed as lifeguards. Those of us lacking in true paddling skills can make up for our inadequacies with good costume design. Truth.


The canoe race has been a tradition for us since 2004. Through rough waters, fast waters, shallow waters, slow waters, and smelly waters, we have paddled. This year was no exception. I have high hopes that I’ll be paddling (with arthritic shoulders and hearing loss) in 2050. Bonus: I think by then I will have mastered the pre-race paddle shots. Example:

IMG_6537In my head, this was going to be a stellar pose. Not so much.

Racing a canoe seems a little old-fashioned. These cookies have the phrase ‘old-fashioned’ in their title. I’m convinced most things in life, especially desserts, termed ‘old-fashioned’ are simply delicious. Those ‘old-fashioned’ folks sure could bake.


Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
Source: Is This Really My Life? 
Printable Recipe 

1C old-fashioned oats, pulsed with food processor
1C AP flour
1/2T baking powder
1/2tsp baking soda
1tsp cinnamon
1/4tsp nutmeg
1/2tsp salt
1 stick butter, melted and cooled
1/2C light brown sugar
1/4C white sugar
1 egg

optional icing:
1C powdered sugar
2T milk
pinch of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment.
Place oats in food processor. Process by pulsing several times. Ideally, you want the oats to be broken down a bit, but not completely pulverized into a powder.
Combine flour, processed oats, baking powder, baking soda, spices and nutmeg in a bowl. Stir.
In a different bowl, combine melted butter and sugar. Stir to combine. Add in eggs.
Combine flour mixture and egg mixture. Stir to combine.
Using a cookie scoop, drop by tablespoon onto prepped cookie sheets. Leave about 2 inch spacing as these do spread out while baking.
Bake at 350 for 13-14 minutes, until the edges are slightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
Once cool, ice if desired.
My cookies kept best in the fridge in an airtight container. The glaze/icing tended to melt when left out, but keep in mind, I do live in a sauna.



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