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Flying Saucer Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies? They're out of this world. Even though they came out of my oven, I have reason to believe that they're UFO's and not really cookies. How else would you explain their round disc shape and small dome on top?

Alright, so maybe I used olive oil instead of melted butter like the recipe called for. But come on, they're both liquids! It shouldn't have made that big of a difference. In my defense, I asked my mom if I should use vegetable oil instead and she said "No, use olive oil". So, it's technically not my fault.

We are big fans of the blame game in my household. If me and my mom make something, and it comes out good, it's because of our impeccable cooking skills. If it comes out bad, it's always because one of us suggested something to the other. It's never our fault. Oh, and we like to blame the oven too.

My mom actually didn't think these cookies were that bad. I don't know if I can give you a proper opinion though, because I'm biased. You know how sometimes you have a bad experience with a certain food and then you stop liking it, just because you associate it with that bad memory? That's what happened to me and oatmeal raisin cookies. 

It's happened to me with other foods too, like hotdogs. I think I got food poisoning once from hotdogs and after that, I never wanted to look at another hotdog again. But as time went by, that memory sort of faded and I started eating them again. Still, a part of me feels weird after I've had them. 

I've started eating oatmeal raisin cookies again, and I think I actually enjoyed the last batch I made. But to sit here and rave about how amazing these flying saucers are, ehhh not likely. They were okay. Definitely for you if you enjoy a crispy cookie. I happen to prefer mine soft and chewy. 

I separated the batter into three uneven parts and made oatmeal cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, and oatmeal white chocolate chip cookies. Yes, I get creative when I'm bored. I think I'm going to look into doing that with other cookie recipes in the future. As  for this particular recipe, I don't think I see it in my future. 

Flying Saucer Oatmeal Cookies

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3/4 cup olive oil
1 cup flour
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup organic sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup of milk
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup of raisins(since I split my batter)
about 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

Combine oil, brown sugar, sugar, milk, egg and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy.

In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together, excluding raisins and chocolate chips and add the wet ingredients. Divide into three parts. Mix well, and add the raisins and chips to each respective part. Drop by tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet, or a sheet with a silpat on it.

Bake for 12 to 15 min or until golden around the edges.(Mine were done at 10 minutes)

Cool on wire racks.

Adapted from Jo Cooks

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  1. Levitation is for SissiesSeptember 10, 2011 at 7:43 AM

    E.T. phoned home about them. Sigourney Weaver wanted to stay human so she could still enjoy them. A.L.F. nearly stayed on earth to enjoy them. These cookies rouse the viral DNA that invaded my genome thousands of years ago. The downside is that they'll also increase my 'outer space.' Oh well.

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