April 30th – National Oatmeal Cookie Day
Love the oatmeal cookie – I really do — yah my wife loves chocolate chip but give me an amazing oatmeal raisin cookie and I’m set for lunch most days. A few days ago I wrote about how Quaker finally came out with pre-packed oatmeal cookies.
Here are some really interesting facts (interesting enough I’m sharing them).
- The Oatmeal Cookie was originally invented in the late 1800sduring Rome’s attempts to conquer England.
- Two of the most famous fans of oatmeal cookies are Susan Sarandon and Bethenny Frankel.
- Oatmeal cookies are the second most popular cookie.
- Oatmeal cookies have heart health benefits [from oats]. More than 37 studies have shown that eating oatmealdaily as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Seventy-five percent of U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard.
- Americans consume roughly 2 billion cookies a year although some reports will say about 300 cookies per person a year.
- After more than 100 years after the first Quaker Oatmeal Cookie recipe appears on packaging, Quaker finally makes two new and delicious kinds of oatmeal cookies. (see this post about that)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quaker oats
1 ½ cups chocolate chips or raisins
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl put the flour, baking soda, baking powder & kosher salt. Set aside.
Step 2: Beat together on low speed, butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs & vanilla. Raise the beating speed & beat together until fluffy.
Step 3: Stir in the flour mixture into the butter mixture until no flour is visible. Stir in oats and chocolate chips/raisins.
Step 4: Fill a cookie scoop or a tablespoon with dough. Drop one by one onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden but still moist inside. Remove from the oven and let sit.
Eat when cooled.
Sooo go on a celebrate a national heart healthy snack day!
This post was sponsored by Quaker Oats – but no matter – I still love oatmeal cookies.