This past weekend I got in the kitchen and came up with a recipe that produced the classic oatmeal cookie.
My favorite add-ins include golden raisins and chopped walnuts. But, by all means, add whatever you like! Sometimes dark chocolate and coconut flakes are lovely, too.
Oatmeal Raisin and Walnut Cookies
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts, chopped
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat until the butter and sugars are fluffy – about 4 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Next, slowly beat in the dry ingredients. Lastly, fold in the oats, raisins and walnuts. Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough on a baking sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes.
Question: What are some of your favorite cookies?
Hand down, my top three favorites: oatmeal cookies, chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies!