Friday, August 31, 2018

Colin's Oatmeal Cookies

Colin and Cy have been making a lot of these oatmeal cookies lately. That's really good because me and Wendell are hooked on them. 

The recipe is from Simply Recipes and can be found here



  • 1 cup (1/2 pound or 2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, OR 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 3 cups rolled oats (We use Quaker Quick or Old Fashioned. Do NOT use instant.)


1 Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease two large cookie sheets or line with Silpat or parchment paper.
2 In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add the brown sugar and white sugar, beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla extract.
3 Mix flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in medium bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the butter-sugar mixture. Stir in the raisins and nuts. Stir in the oats.
4 Spoon out the dough by large tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets, leaving at least 2 inches between each cookie.
5 Bake until the edges of the cookies turn golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. Note that the cookies will seem underdone. That's okay, they will firm up as they cool.
6 Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Then carefully remove them, using a metal spatula, to a wire rack. Cool completely. They will be quite soft until completely cooled. Store tightly covered.


Anonymous said...

Yum! Looks scrumptious.


K and S said...


jalna said...

LOL, Izsmom. Too scrumptious!

Totally, Kat!

Susan said...

I wished my boys would like oatmeal! I would end up eating all those cookies by myself!

Leslie's pics said...

looks nice and crunchy...just the way I like um!

jalna said...

Susan, Landon doesn't like the raisins, but me and Wendell gobble it all up!

Les, it's crunchy yet chewy.