I wanted to be downright silly and title this A Wild Goose Tea Tea Cookie Choice. It wasn’t an impulsive consideration, it seemed to suit the situation to a tea. Alright you have to give me at least one point for the creative path I took to set up a lame word pun. My day is complete. I can stop typing this entry now.
My Plain Jane Oatmeal Cookies do double duty, because they are both simple and a butter cookie with an unexpected texture. Normally oatmeal cookies are associated with cinnamon and spice and everything nice. Traditional vanilla cookies are everything nice too, buttery and melty in texture. Plain Jane Oatmeal Cookies are also only flavored with butter and vanilla, like our dear friend, Mrs. Butter Cookie.
However the addition of the oatmeal adds a piquant, nutty background flavor, while the texture gently massages the tongue. Hey maybe this should be the mandatory cookie while receiving a massage! Clear your mind for a moment and feature the massage chairs at the airport. After you pay your money, a slide out disc dispenser pops out of the side of the chair, not with a CD, but with a Plain Jane Oatmeal cookie. I like it! Now I only need to perfect the Wild Goose Tea dispenser for those chairs. It’s the people who want milk in their tea, who are slowing down the design effort.
Since this is one mother perfect tea cookies, it is delicious with any tea you might choose. So close your eyes and haphazardly choose any of the Wild Goose Tea pouches. Two adages come to mind when I envision the wandering hand of fate in the tea cupboard. One is—Life is full of surprises. The second is—-There are no accidents in the Universe. So the plot thickens—did you hear Alfred Hitchcock when you read that last phrase—as to the hidden meaning of your supposedly random tea choice. My mystical choice turned out to be Wild Goose’s Grandma’s Garden. Only I know how utterly perfect that is.
- 1 cup SUGAR
- 1 cup BROWN SUGAR
- 1 cup BUTTER or MARGARINE
- 3 cups QUICK COOKING OATMEAL
- 2 EGGS, well beaten
- 1½ cups ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
- 1½ teaspoons SALT
- 1 teaspoon BAKING SODA
- 1 teaspoon VANILLA
- ) Cream together butter & both sugars until fluffy
- ) Add eggs & vanilla
- ) Whisk together flour, salt & baking soda
- ) Combine flour mixture with creamed mixture
- ) Add oats
- ) Shape into rolls with a 2 inch diameter
- ) Wrap tightly in waxed paper & thoroughly chill
- ) Cut into ⅛ inch slices
- ) Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 6 to 8 minutes at 400 degrees F
- ) Makes approximately 6 dozen