This crowd-pleasing cookie is one of my all-time favorites. They are lightly crisp around the edges, but still has a nice chewy bite in the middle. The savory combination of the oats, chocolate and raisins give the cookie a much more complex texture and flavor when compared to other cookies, such as the chocolate chip, or sugar cookie. (I’m not knocking these, I love them too!) Well, there is a time and a place for every cookie out there. Today just happens to be oatmeal’s day.
Makes 2 dozen
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 old fashioned oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
2. In another large bowl, combine the sugars, butter, vanilla extract, and egg; beat until light and fluffy.
3. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
4. Stir in oats, raisins, and chocolate chips.
5. Roll dough into balls by rounded tablespoons, place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
6. Bake at 375°F until the edges are golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. (The cookies will look undercooked in the center.) Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
7. Wasn’t that easy? Now go eat!
* Be sure to use old fashioned oats! They make for a chewier cookie, versus using quick-cooking oats.