Monday, April 02, 2012

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies are probably my favorite cookie. I love them with raisins added or chocolate chips. I've had this recipe for many years but hadn't used it in a while. The other night the Hubby and I had a sweet tooth and so I made up a batch. They are easy to make and you can add a number of ingredients to make them unique. Some of the additions I've made before: dried cranberries with white chocolate chips, walnuts, chocolate chips, raisins.
These make the best tasting, most chewy cookies I've ever had! They were even better the next morning with milk for breakfast. So good!

Oatmeal cookies with semi-sweet chocolate chips

Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour (I've used wheat before as well)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups rolled (old-fashioned) oats
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup maple syrup (I used Agave)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions: 
preheat to 350 degrees F.


In a medium bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and oats together with a whisk or spoon.


In a mixer or large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together for 30 seconds until blended. Beat in the egg until smooth and barely fluffy. With mixer running on medium high, drizzle in the maple syrup, and vanilla until incorporated. Turn the mixer down to its lowest setting and gradually add the flour-oatmeal mixture. Blend just to combine, then mix in the chocolate chips.


Drop walnut-sized balls of dough onto a nonstick or parchment-lined cookie sheet at 3-inch intervals. With moistened fingers, flatten out the cookies a little. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Set the cookie sheets on a rack to cool.

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