Cookie Recipe: Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies: they're a classic! Be sure to try a sample batch of to test for dough spread, since the recipe
calls for less flour than the usual drop cookie.
This classic cookie recipe is super easy. It can be modified by adding raisins
or nuts. And as an added bonus - they freeze well. Make extras to have on hand for lunches and snacks.
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Bake time: 8-10 minutes
Makes about 4 dozen cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup raisins or nuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375º F.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and
cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed,
cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in
eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla.
- Gradually stir in dry ingredients into creamed mixture until
- Mix in oats a little at a time until well incorporated into
- Add raisins and nuts (optional), combining them into the
thick dough with a wooden spoon.
- Roll dough into walnut-sized balls. Place on greased cookie
sheets 2 inches apart. Use the heel of your hand to lightly flatten each
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies are lightly brown on the
edges. Remove cookie sheets from the oven.
- Allow cookies to sit for 5 minutes before using a spatula to
transfer them to a wire rack. Cool completely.
- Store cookies in an airtight container.
A Special Tip from The Elf
Two kinds of oatmeal are used interchangeably in baking.
oats (also called old-fashioned oats) are oats that are dried, toasted,
hulled, steamed, and flattened. Quick oats (or quick-cooking oats) are rolled
oats that are chopped and flattened further. Rolled oats give cookie dough a
bumpier texture. Quick oats give cookie dough a smoother texture. Both can be used in oatmeal cookies.
Get more idea on out Oatmeal Cookies Pinterest board.
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