There is a big age difference between my sister and I, but every summer for the past six years I dutifully pile into the car with my parents and share the backseat with my 60 lbs dog to visit her at overnight camp on Visitor’s Day. She is the type of kid that lives for camp and everything related to it, so when I got my hands on her camp’s head chef’s secret recipe for his famous cookies she freaked out to say the least and they are now a staple in our house. Hope you enjoy!
Serge’s Famous Oatmeal Cookies
- ¾ cup butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- ⅛ cup water
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups quick oats
- ¾ cup chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350oF and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Mix in egg, water and vanilla until light and fluffy.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda. Pour into the large bowl and add in the oats. Mix well until combined.
Spoon onto prepared baking sheets and bake for 11-13 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on sheets for a minute before transferring to a wire rack. Enjoy!
Source: Camp Manitou