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Oatmeal Cookies

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Serves 1 - 20 Cookies

This crisp and chewy cookie is loaded with oats, dried fruit, and chopped nuts.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (110 grams) walnuts or pecans, toasted and chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (210 grams) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (105 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups (260 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, cherries, or raisins or 1 cup white or dark chocolate chips (optional)

Method

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. Place the nuts on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop into pieces.
    3. In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth (about 2 - 3 minutes). Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat until incorporated. Stir in the nuts, oats, and dried cranberries or chocolate chips.
    4. For large cookies, use 1/4 cup of batter (I like to use an ice cream scoop) and space the cookies about 2 inches (5 cm) apart on the baking sheet. Then wet your hand and flatten the cookies slightly with your fingers so they are about 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick.
    5. Bake the cookies for about 12 - 15 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges but still soft and a little wet in the centers.
    6. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.

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Colvin0154
16th Nov, 2016
Don't forget the oats!
info@rosietanner.com
10th Apr, 2016
3.8
I reduced the sugar by half. Still delicious!
aleweg
8th Dec, 2012
This recipe has been copied from http://www.joyofbaking.com/OatmealCookies.html
robhogg
20th Nov, 2012
4.05
I made this recipe with raisins (and without the optional nuts). Pretty good, but I found the cookies overly sweet. On the second attempt, I reduced the amount of sugar from 210g to 180g, and found this worked better.
specialsundae
26th Jun, 2011
5.05
I've used this recipe five or six times so far and each time they've been delicious. You can substitute the nuts and fruit for all sorts of other things, which makes for fun. I've even done it with marshmallows and fudge chunks.
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