Thursday, April 26, 2012

I love these oatmeal cookies!

Oatmeal cookies are probably one of my all time favorite cookies. Snickerdoodles come in at a close 2nd though. 

I like when a cookie recipe is simple and fast to make, and this oatmeal cookie recipe is just that. They turn out amazing too, BONUS!

I found this recipe on Smitten Kitchen. Great place to go if your looking to make some treats! There are beautiful pictures as well!

 Are they not delicious looking or what!? 

Lets get you making these shall we?

Here is what you will need:
 1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup raisins (I did not use raisins because I don't like them)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Stir this into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, raisins and walnuts, if using them.
At this point you can either chill the dough for a bit in the fridge and then scoop it, or scoop the cookies onto a sheet and then chill the whole tray before baking them. I choose to make them into balls and then put them in the freezer for a bit.
The cookies should be two inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes), taking them out when golden at the edges but still a little undercooked-looking on top. Let them sit on the hot baking sheet for five minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool.

 I pretty much just plop my dough in big spoonfuls, that way I get a pretty large cookie out of it. These bake up golden brown and softer than ever! I honestly don't even think they lasted a whole that bad? :)

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