May 23, 2014

Amazing Oatmeal Chocolate Chip (or Oatmeal Raisin) Cookies

These are divine. Truly. Crispy on the outside. Chewy on the inside. Just under-bake them a tad and they set to perfection. Delish! I will say, they are more like a chocolate chip cookie with oatmeal in them than a traditional oatmeal cookie. Which is good for us since my husband isn't a huge oatmeal cookie fan. And, by the way, if you're like me and tend to swipe the dough a few times while you're baking...this dough is the bomb-diggety!

So, here you can thank me later.

Amazing Oatmeal Chocolate Chip (or Oatmeal Raisin) Cookies

1 c. butter, room temperature
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 c. flour
2 3/4 c. old fashioned or steel cut oats
2 c. chocolate chips (or 2 c. raisins or craisins; or 1 c. choc chips + 1 c. chopped walnuts; or 1 c. choc chips + 1 c. shredded coconut; or, really, whatever tickles your fancy)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown and white sugars with hand mixer (or use your stand mixer). Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix well. Add flour 1 c. at a time, mixing between additions. Then add oats a little at a time, stirring to combine. And finally, fold in the chocolate chips...or whatever mix-in's you're using. (Note: I switched from hand mixer to wooden spoon when I started mixing in the oats and chocolate chips.) I divided my dough into two bowls after mixing in the oats, then added chocolate chips to one bowl and a mixture of raisins and craisins to the other bowl. Use a tablespoon to scoop dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Do Not Over-Bake! I recommend removing them when you think they are almost, but not quite, done. Once they set-up they will be perfect.

Until next time, happy baking...and eating!

adapted from a recipe from adapted it from Mel's Kitchen Cafe :-) 

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