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Oatmeal Oat & Rye Cookies

Today is Election Day in America:) I voted for who I thought would be the best for America.  And that is all I am going to say about that:)  LOL:)  Now on to cookies… something I could and at times do talk about all the time:)  I am a big Oatmeal Cookie fan:) Oatmeal Cookies are the only cookie that I will eat for breakfast:) My little “Teflon” was an Oatmeal eating dog:)  He loved Oatmeal Cookies… He really loved them.  One day I took a bag of Oatmeal Cookies out of the freezer (another reason to love them, they freeze very well) and set it on the kitchen countertop.  I went about preparing the rest of dinner.  My little “Teflon” was sitting quietly in the kitchen walkway watching me.  I remember looking down at him, thinking what a wonderful dog my little furry was:)  And then I noticed that the bag of cookies that had been on the countertop was gone.  Humm.. I have been known to think that I did something then only realize later that I just had thought about it, not actually done it.  So, I thought oh,well.. and took a bag of cookies out of the freezer.  That was that… A few days later, I was cleaning under the sofa cushions… and low and behold was the bag of Oatmeal Cookies!  The bag was evidently taken by Mr. Teflon, because little attached at the hip, scattered like a dandelion fuzzy in the wind… His little paw marks were all over the bag with little teeth marks, he had broken into the bag, and most of the cookies were gone! So, I learned my lesson, Yorkies may be small, but they can jump really high when food is involved .  And most importantly, always make enough Oatmeal Cookies so that “Teflon” can have some!!! My little angel, “Teflon Smultz”  ….. (he is up in heaven now, eating all the oatmeal cookies he wants:)

“Teflon Smultz” Lover of Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Oat & Rye Election Cookies

(make a batch so you can bite into a cookie not your nails as you wait for the Election Results)

Adapted from Dede Wilson’s cookbook Unforgettable Desserts 

yield about 16

Formula for Oatmeal Oat & Rye Election Cookies

  • 1/2 cup  unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Sugar- in -the -Raw
  • 1 large cage free omega three egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup rye flour
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup all- purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Saigon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine pink Himalayan sea salt

Method

Turn oven to 350 F degrees.  Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.

Place the brown sugar and the Sugar-in- the -Raw in a large bowl and set it aside.

In a small saucepan on medium low heat, heat the butter until it is melted.

Then once the butter has melted you will see white foam on the top of the melted butter, scrape that off with a spoon and discard it.  Keep scraping this white foam off until there is no more foam left. (Keep the heat on medium low)

Scraping white foam off of butter

The saucepan should have little brown bits at the bottom.  They will keep getting browner as times goes by.. Your butter should also start to take on a caramel like color.  Once  the butter turns light caramel it is done.

See the brown bits at the bottom & the caramel color?

Work quickly now, because the lovely brown butter you just made can burn if it is in the saucepan for too long:)  Carefully, pour the brown butter (not the dark brown bits that are at the bottom of the saucepan)  into the large bowl with the sugars. Then set the hot saucepan aside, once it cools you can discard the brown bits at the bottom.  Be really careful, hot fat is extremely dangerous!

Carefully pouring brown butter into sugars

Then stir the sugars with the brown butter.  Set this bowl aside to cool.

Two Sugars with Brown Butter

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix the old fashioned rolled oats, the rye flour, oat flour, all purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon & fine sea salt with a fork to combine thoroughly.

Once the sugar & brown butter mixture is at room temperature, add the egg & vanilla.  Stir with a heavy duty spoon to combine.

Then add the flour mixture to the brown butter & egg mixture.  Stir well to combine.

Oatmeal Oat & Rye Election Cookie Dough ready to be scooped onto parchment

Then double check to make sure that your oven is on…. and then scoop out cookie dough onto prepared sheet pan.  I like to use a coffee scoop.  Every time I purchase an official cookie scoop they break.  So, I have taken to using a coffee scoop.  I works really well and the cookies are in a perfect mound, just like a cookie scoop:)

Scooped with a coffee scooper:)

Place cookies so that they have enough room to breathe, about an inch or so between them.  Then place in the oven for 12 minutes.  The underside will be light brown and the topside will not look wet any more.

Then place the sheet pan on top of the cooling rack for 5 minutes.  Then take cookies off of the pan and place on the cooling rack to completely cool.

There you have it… Oatmeal Oat & Rye Election Cookies:)

Oatmeal Oat & Rye Election Cookies cooling on the cooling rack:)

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