Posted: 1:05 pm Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Adding chocolate chips to this Oatmeal Raisin recipe makes for one perfectly irresistible cookie!
- 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick) softened
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 chocolate chips
- 2 1/2 cups oats
The three main ingredients!
What to do:
- In a medium size bowl, combine your wet ingredients: sugars, eggs, and softened butter until perfectly creamy.
- In the same bowl, begin adding your dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and salt.
- Finish the batter by adding cinnamon, vanilla extract, oats, chocolate chips, and raisins!
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and prepare your baking sheet by spraying it with oil or laying down a piece of parchment paper.
- Begin forming your cookies into one inch balls. I like to let my cookies sit in the refrigerator for around 30 minutes before I begin molding them into spheres, but you can choose to skip this step.
- Keep the cookies about an inch and a half apart on the baking sheet so they have room to grow!
- Place them in the oven for around 10-13 minutes, depending on how moist/crispy you like your cookies.
- Let them cool on a rack or plate, and then watch the crowd devour them!
Opinions on oatmeal cookies are quite polarized; you either love them for who they are, or hate them because of what they aren’t. You’ll hear many oatmeal cookie haters say that they are the “scammers” of the cookie world. They believe they “masquerade” as chocolate chip cookies, leaving people disappointed once they take the first bite. But as an avid lover of both oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, I say, how could you even compare the two- let alone mix them up?
Yeah yeah, chocolate chip is clearly the crowd favorite, but both cookies are tasty in their own way. Maybe you want your oatmeal cookie with a cup of tea in the morning, and maybe you want your chocolate chip cookie with a glass of milk at midnight. It doesn’t have to be about which one is superior, but about which one you are in the mood for.
Today with this recipe, I wanted to fuse the two cookie recipes together and bring peace to the cookie loving world. Or perhaps, to instill a little chaos. You be the judge of that.
I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe! Thanks for reading!