Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yummo! I have the most delicious recipe for you today! Oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies. I love oatmeal raisin cookies, but I had a half bag of chocolate chips just sitting around so I thought to throw them in. Bake them less than the recommended time and they are so worth it! You might want to try adding some honey as well, that is what I am thinking this batch is missing.

-1/2 cup of butter plus 6 tbsp, softened.(I personally like to melt the butter, it seems to make cookies a little softer)
-3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-2 eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda and ground cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-3 cups of quick cooking oatmeal, I use Quaker
- 1 cup raisins
I sometimes use oatmeal raisin cookies to throw everything in. I usually throw in walnuts or pecans and cranberries, but didn't have either, just had the chocolate chips-and who doesn't want those to go to waste? :P

1. Heat oven to 350F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. I just throw them into my KitchenMaid and let that do all the work for my wet ingredients.
2. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
3. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. For fluffier cookies, add a little at a time letting all ingredients incorporate before adding more dry mix in.
4. Add oats, raisins and whatever else, a little at a time.
5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Every recipe tells me that, but the truth is if you don't want to have to fight with you cookie or fight to clean your cookie sheets, use some Pam for baking.
6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
(Makes about 4 dozen cookies if you are making small cookies. I think I wound up with about 2-3 dozen, but that is still plenty for us!)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kathy! Good to meet another fellow Syracuse person who happens to be a librarian and likes chocolate chip cookie recipes :) Check out my blog when you get a chance! Cheers :P