My little sister has been begging me for a good oatmeal cookie. The only problem is that I have been so busy with work that there was no time for me to deliver. I somehow managed to squeeze in a batch, but I wanted to make them extra special. So this post is how I created a basic oatmeal cookie 3 ways.
I searched the pantry and found a few of her favorite things… chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and craisins. I can totally work with that!
I whipped up a basic oatmeal cookie recipe, divided the dough into three bowls and got creative. The first bowl had just plain ol’ oatmeal cookie dough. The second, I filled with white chocolate chips and crasins. The third batch, I loaded with chocolate chips.
I figured one of these soft and chewy treats would satisfy her craving!
- Oatmeal cookies
- 1C. butter, softened
- ½ C. sugar
- 1 C. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1t. vanilla extract
- 2 C. flour
- 1t. baking soda
- 1t. salt
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 3-1/2 C. oats
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment and set aside.
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
- Cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Mix in the eggs and extract. Slowly stir in your dry ingredients followed by the oats.
- **This is also where you would add additional ingredients. I did ⅓ regular oatmeal cookies, ⅓ white chocolate chips and crasins, ⅓ chocolate chips.**
- Scoop your dough onto your prepared sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, and cool on a rack. Keep in sealed container.
These were slightly crunchy on the outside, but oh so soft and chewy in the center. Just the way a cookie should be I think!
Which one was my sisters favorite?
The white chocolate chip with crasins!
If she is reading this, which I wouldn’t doubt, I am sorry it took me so long to get you your cookies. I am also sorry that you and Dad attempted to make your own and experienced your first recipe fail. I promise cookies are not as difficult as they seem!