Monday, January 9, 2012

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I am not a raisin person. Do I even need a reason? They're shriveled up, for Pete's sake. You wouldn't pick up an apple that was shriveled up and eat it, would you? That's my logic, anyway. I could get past their looks if they even tasted halfway decent. But they do not. I will argue this till the day I die... No raisins for this girl.

Which brings me to these cookies. Whenever I have made them in the past, my dad always looks at me and says "Chocolate chips instead of raisins? Are you kidding me?" Apparently I'm among the small minority that thinks replacing those nasty abominations with delicious chocolate chips is the way to go. Even if you are a raisin person (I forgive you), I hope you will still try these cookies. They are best eaten warm, with a tall glass of milk. But then again…what cookie isn't?

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Slightly adapted from: How Sweet It Is

makes 15-20 cookies

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp. milk
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375.

Beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well until combined, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon with the mixer on medium speed. Stir in oats. Mix until dough comes together. Add in milk (my dough was barely crumbly at all - I only added a splash of milk). If dough is still crumbly, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it comes together. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.

Remove dough from fridge and roll into 1-inch balls. Set on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, about 1-2 inches apart. Lightly press down on dough to flatten it. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes (Mine took longer, about 13 minutes - I blame our 30 year old oven)

I dare you to eat just one.

7 comments:

  1. We need to calculate the cost of shipping from SLC to Beaver Dam because I need to taste these cookies! They look spectacularly tasty! And the photography is perfect as usual!

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  2. Haha! I would totally ship you some cookies! Thanks for the kind words :)

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  4. Just where did you hide my poor little Raisin... Hahaha. i was thinking the whole time i read the first part of this blog, WHAT??? no Raisins??? Dad!!!

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  5. How much chocolate chips does it ask for?

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  6. I see that it says 1 and 1/4... cups?

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    1. Hi, you are correct! It is cups. I'll fix that error in the recipe. :)

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