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Kids Favorite Oatmeal Brown Sugar Cookies

Author/Submitted by: Recipelu 12/12/98
Servings: 42
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

1 1/2  cups  firmly packed brown sugar
1  cup  butter, softened
1    egg
2  teaspoons  grated lemon peel
2  cups  quick cooking oats, or old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon  baking powder
1/2  teaspoon  salt

Stir-ins Ingredients:
1  cup  one of the following:
    cut-up gumdrops
    green or red chocolate coated candies
    chocolate-covered raisins
    chopped nuts
    chocolate, butterscotch or
    vanilla chips
    toffee chips
    cut-up candy bars, etc.

1. Heat oven to 375. In large mixer bowl combine brown sugar, butter, egg and lemon peel. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Reduce speed to low; add all remaining ingredients except stir-ins. Beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).

2. By hand, stir in desired stir-in from above.

3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

4. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until lightly golden brown on edges. Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. Cool completely.

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