Anarchist Oatmeal Cookies

Anarchist because they're free!

March, 2011

Ingredients * Recipe
  a few (50) many (100-150)(weight)
grams lbs & oz
oats (rolled, quick, or both) 3 cups 1120 2 lb 7 1/2 oz
white flour 1 cup 590 1 lb 4 3/4 oz
salt* 1 tsp 15 (3 t) 1/2 oz
baking soda 1/2 tsp 8 (1 1/2 t) 1/4 oz
vitamin C powder* 1/2 tsp 10 (2 t) 1/4 oz
white sugar 1 1/2 cups 770 1 lb 11 1/4 oz
molasses 2/3 cups 270 9 oz
water 1/3 cups 220 7 1/2 oz
vanilla* 1 tsp 15 (3 t) 1/2 oz
canola or other vegetable oil 3/4 cup 420 14 3/4 oz
* not a crucial ingredient

Mix the dry ingredients in one container and the wet in a mixing bowl. Mix both thoroughly. You want the sugar to dissolve completely into the liquid. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix them thoroughly. You should get a stiff batter. If it is runny add more oatmeal. If it is too stiff and crumbly, add a little water. Put the cookie batter on a greased baking sheet in pieces about the size of a walnut or golf ball about three inches apart. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. The cookies are ready to come out when they start to darken.

Measuring by weight is strongly recommended because some of the ingredients, like flour and oatmeal, vary a lot in density.

Most oven thermostats are significantly off one way or the other so it is necessary to experiment with different settings. Or, use an oven thermometer.

You can add nuts, raisins, dried fruit, or chocolate bits to the cookies. The salt, vanilla and vitamin C are optional and are added for taste.