Friday, August 24, 2012

Fat Chewy Delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I can dig good cookies.  Big fat chewy cookies that make me belly up to the bar at 10:00 at night, with a glass of cold milk in hand.  That is my kind of cookie goodness.

Now you have heard me whine on my blog that my baking skills have a lot to be desired.  It was true, and it is still true.  Yet these cookies turned out near perfect.  I was feeling baking love.  I must have followed the directions which is almost always a leap for me.

I am odd man out in my house.  Delicious defined for me is rice pudding and cookies like oatmeal raisin, which at best gets a yawn.   It's okay, it rocks.  I have managed to eat  4-dozen cookies, and get my fair share of calcium with all the milk that I consumed.

Fat Chewy Delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen
Makes about 2-dozen cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick or 115 grams) butter, softened
2/3 cup (125 grams) packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 (95 grams) cups all purpose-flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1-1/2 cups (120 grams) rolled oats
3/4 cup (120 grams) raisins
1/2 cup walnuts (65 grams), chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees 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 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.  You could also bake them right away, if you're impatient, but I do find that they end up slightly less thick.

The cookies should be two inches apart on 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.


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yummychunklet said...

Yum! Very homey looking!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

"Fat, chewy, delicious"... sounds like my kind of cookie! They look great-enjoy:@)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Big fat chewy ones are the best!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and healthy cookies.

That Girl said...

Oatmeal raisin are one of my favorite cookies.

farmlady said...

Now you did it! NOW... I have to go bake some fat, chewy, delicious, oatmeal raisin cookies.
But thanks for planting the seeds of Fall cookie baking in my head.

Marguerite said...

Oh yum, my favorite cookies and now I am craving them! :) Thanks for the great recipe and stay safe in Hurricane Issac. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

rita cooks italian said...

oatmeal with raisin are my boys favourite type of biscuits (I secretly snatch some of them!!). I follow Smitten Kitchen blog too.

Catherine said...

Dear Velva, This is a wonderful treat. Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites. They do go perfect with a cold glass of milk. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

teresa said...

i hear you my friend, nothing like a delicious late night cookie. and these look just perfect!

Salsa Verde said...

Hi Velva,
What a fantastic suggestion you left us with. I love the look of your fat cookies and they are so tempting!

love2dine said...

You made me smile when I saw this one, this is my type of dish and can eat it everyday.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I think everyone has at least one signature cookie in them! Yours is a classic!

Angie's Recipes said...

I adore big fat chewy oatmeal cookies! These look wonderful.

The Japanese Redneck said...

good cookies are close to the top of the list!

merrilymarylee said...

My husband will go nuts!

Isaac sending any mess your way?

Jane said...

Yum! I am definitely craving oatmeal raisin cookies now!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

the title says it all! Fat and chewy! That is the best kind of cookie in my opinion. No ones wants a crisp and thin cookie! Come on! These look amazing

Julie said...

I love all things fat, chewy, and delicious! these look and sound amazing!

Chris said...

I like this recipe! Oatmeal raisin cookies are one of my top too favorite cookies along with peanut butter cookers. I'm not sure which is 1 and 2, depends on my mood. Have a great Labor Day weekend you two!

Mary Lee said...

There lasted two days. Sadly, there are only two of us.

Lori said...

This is just how I like my cookies. I haven't made oatmeal raisin in a while. i can't wait to try these!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love oatmeal cookies too but haven't made them in ages. This is the inspiration I need to make some - they look delicious! Great way to get some extra calcium too :)

SuziCate said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...baking these tomorrow.

Aiza said...

Wow. These look so good. I think we all baking lovers understand eachother :)

Christina @ Sweet Peas Kitchen said...

I've made these before and they are incredible! Wish I had one right now! :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting..

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