bake: Oatmeal Cookies.

I have this thing for oatmeal cookies. They are in my rotation of number one favourite cookies, along with chocolate chip and these peanut butter cookies.
There is nothing quite like a thick, chewy, cinnamon-y and flavourful oatmeal cookie packed with melty chocolate chips, and then studded with more chocolate chips.

To me, they’re so comforting and old school, and taste like a recipe that I got from my mom, who got it from her mom, who got it from her mom.

I guess you can do the whole “oatmeal raisin” thing too, but eh. Whatever floats your boat.

Well, you start off with the typical butter and sugar stuff.

After mixing in the egg and vanilla.

Dry ingredients.

And the most important part, the OATS! and chocolate chips. Which didn’t make it into this or in-progress any other pictures.

And the finished product!

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I poked some fun swirled chocolate chips into the tops, they are so tasty! 😀 Butterscotch chips and walnuts would be another amazing addition. Try it out, and enjoy these sweet treats.

Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:
(for 21 cookies. I halved the recipe, because 42 cookies is a little excessive for most people.)

1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
NON BLACKSTRAP molasses … I would guess about 1/8 cup?
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
1.5 cups quick or old fashioned oats (I used quick)
1/2 cup raisins or chocolate chips (I used waayyyy more)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional, but it really kicks it up a notch!)

A little tip if you’re using raisins: soak the raisins in hot water for 1/2 hr before putting them in your cookies, it makes them nice and plump and extra juicy!

To make:

1. Preheat oven to 325F and prep cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. Cream together butter and sugars. Then beat in egg, vanilla and molasses.
3. Slowly mix in the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
4. Stir in oats, 1/2 cup at a time, then your add-ins.
5. Roll dough into uniform-sized balls and place on baking sheet. Bake for aboutttt 12 minutes.
6. If you’re using chocolate chips, stick a few more into the tops and let them melt for a little extra deliciousness. Let bake on the pan for up to 5 minutes, then scooch ’em on over to the cooling rack.
7. Then enjoy of couurse!

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