Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vanishing act with the Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Eggless)

All, thanks for the support for my disastrous day last week. Well my Nanny is back and life is back to normal. I am posting this sweet post to announce my short trip home. I am so excited - 2 weeks in India after full 2 years. I also have a cousin's marriage to attend too, so it is a super duper exciting time for me. This will be the 1st Indian marriage my daughter will attend and she is so excited, all plans being made about Mehndi and jewelery and dresses and lehngas. I wonder what all I have to worry about when it is her turn!

So to celebrate my shorting vanishing act from this blogoshere, here are these yummy vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. You can find the original recipe here. I got the recipe from the lid of the Oatmeal box and I have tried it several times. The key change to the original recipe is that I didn't use eggs and instead some milk and it still turned out yum. It was my son's idea to add the M&Ms. My son eats it hot off the oven.  My daughter who neither likes the raisins nor the oatmeal loves this cookie too...

Ingredients

1/2  cup (1 stick) butter at room temperature
3/4  cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2  cup granulated sugar
1  cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
2  teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
2  cups old fashioned Oats
1  cup of raisins
few M&Ms
1/2 cup milk

How To

Heat oven to 350°F.
In large bowl, mix butter and sugars well until creamy.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; mix well.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Add oats and raisins; mix well.
If the mixture is too stiff, add milk. I added about 1/2 cup milk.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake  10 - 12 minutes or until light golden brown.
Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; add the M&Ms if you want and bake for 1 extra minute.
Remove from oven and cool completely.

Enjoy the cookies hot off the oven with a nice cup of tea!

48 comments:

  1. Thats wonderful Somoo ! I can totally feel your excitement to be home...two years is a LONG time. These cookies are great Somoo, and have held together really well without the egg...I am sure they tasted great !...Take care and hope you have a wonderful & fun time. : )

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  2. Delicious cookies..healthy and eggless. Great.

    Have a wonderful time with your family and friends back home.

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  3. Nat - thanks.... Yes I am so excited!
    Jayasree - thanks. Yes looking forward to the trip home...

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  4. those m&ms add colour to the oatmeal cookies and makes it interesting for kids; Happy holidays and happy celebrations!!!

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  5. wow cookie looks so lovely with those gems on it..my son will surely love these..would do it for him surely...Have a nice time in india,enjoy ur break..

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  6. wish you n your family a great stint at home somoo. have lots of fun together. cookies look great...yet to try my hand in these.

    Have a safe journey!

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  7. Cookies looks scrumptious...have a great trip and enjoy ur short vacation dear..

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  8. Cute cookies..
    have a wonderful vacation in India dea..!!!

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  9. Hey somoo,
    Wowie! going home after 2 years ...nothing can beat the excitement na?! have a great gala time with ur near and dear ones, enjoy ur well deserved break dear, we'll miss u around though :)
    The cookies look precious with those m&m's easy yummy cookies thanks for sharing :)
    God Bless
    TC

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  10. That really will be a nice trip Somoo and your daughter will enjoy the wedding... and cookies look so cute and yummy :)

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  11. Such an entertaining cookies for the

    kids.

    Pretty much colorful somoo.

    Have a rocking time in india.Wishes

    for a fun n safe journey.

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  12. Delicious cookies and welcome to India. have a nice time.

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  13. Enjoy the time with your family and the marriage of your cousin.

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  14. Delicious and yummy cookies...

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  15. 1.ur son is a budding cook with his creative ideas.
    2.pamper and spil ur daughter big time at the wedding..
    3.have a fun filled trip and enjoy every minute in India.
    4.will miss u.
    5.cookies win hands down

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  16. Yum! I love oatmeal raisin, and the M&Ms make the cookies even better! So exciting that you'll be going home to India!

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  17. The cookies look awesome...have a good time in India..take care :)

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  18. Cookies looks delicious. Oatmeal cookies r one of my fav.Have a wonderful trip to India dear:).

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  19. thanks everyone... i am so looking forward to my trip!

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  20. Nice cookies Somo! I love oatmeal cookies and yours look super tasty.

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  21. Have great and happy vanishing time Somoo! :-) Am going home too in this vacation! Yippie! wonderful looking cookies too! :-)

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  22. VS - thanks.
    Sharmila - have a lovely time at home...
    Rekha - thanks so much...

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  23. They look so good no wonder they can be gone in no time...Have fun in India!I envy you NOW:(( LOL!

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  24. Wonderful cookies...Going to India..that's sooo exciting !!Marriage is the perfect time to meet all the family and friends..have fun :-)

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  25. Shri - yes they disappear in hrs ...
    Gulmohar - I agree, I will be meeting so many people... It will be fun...

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  26. Looks so cute and colorful, have a nice trip back home.

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  27. wow cokies looks very tempting.i am a great fan of cookies.Adding M&M is a great idea. Have a great time in india.ENJOY

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  28. Somoo this looks so good and delicious :) Love the m&m's in there.

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  29. Enjoy ur precious time! Cookies are always kid favorite!

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  30. had seen this recipe in a cookie book one .it was called M&M cookies..looks really good..

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  31. Hi,
    First time here......
    Cookies look perect with M&M.
    Thanks for sharing it.....
    will soon give a try

    Check my space when u find time

    with luv,
    ArunaManikandan
    http://ensamayalkuripugal.blogspot.com

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  32. The cookies look wow..m sure no kid will say no to these wonderful treats!

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  33. Those are yummy looking cookies... have fun at the wedding!

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  34. I love any kind of cookies.. these look soo yummmy....

    Work from home India

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  35. Wow...cookies look crunchy and yum....healthy too...

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  36. yes they r crunchy i too tried these n got gud results

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  37. great healthy cookies and i see these are quite low fat too...

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  38. Cookies look appetizing. Have a great vacation in India.

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  39. Thanks friends for the lovely comments. I had such a great time and I am still adjusting back...

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  40. Welcome back,hope u had a wonderful vacation :)

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  41. Hi Somoo! I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hope all is well.

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  42. Cookies look so cute and delicious.

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