Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

I should change the title to "THE BEST CHEWY OATMEAL COOKIES EVER!!" These cookies really are supberb. I made these on Sunday with the intent of taking them to a family in our ward, but we ended up eating the whole batch ourselves. I guess I'll have to take them something else instead!

I absolutely hate rasins and I think they desecrate anything they are put in, especially when baking. Hubby on the other hand loves rasins and said these cookies would be better with rasins. Yuck. Go ahead and add some if you like, but I think they are awesome without.

For about 36 decent sized cookies you will need-

1 C softened butter
1 C white sugar
1 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
3 C minute oats
1 C rasins (optional of course!)

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees

-Cream together butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until nicely blended.

-In a seperate bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon.

-Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture using the dip pour method.

-Once the two mixtures are combined, gradually add in the oats. This will be VERY thick and you will likely have to do the last cup by hand unless your mixer has a "steroid" setting.

-Drop by the tablespoonfull onto a greased cookie sheet. I use a standard size cookie scooper which looks like a small icecream scooper.

-Because you want the cookies to lay somewhat flat, take a glass or a cup and gently press down on the center of each cookie to make it lay down. Don't squish them, just press a little bit.

-Bake appx. 8-10 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Since each oven varies, you may have to experiement with the first batch. I baked mine for exactly 9 1/2 minute and they were PERFECT. Try not to over bake because they won't be as chewy.

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