I simply could not see anything other than oatmeal raisin cookies as I peered into my cupboard at the large cardboard cylinder of oats. Not to mention I way over bought on eggs and butter for my Easter feast so I mean…there really was only one thing TO do.
I adapted this particular recipe from Smitten Kitchen…here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup (125 grams) brown sugar(light or dark), packed
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon good vanilla extract
3/4 cup AP flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Stir this into the butter and sugar mixture.
Next, stir in the oats, raisins and chocolate chips. Aren’t cookies the best – such an easy batter!
Scoop onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets, squish them down a bit (they won’t spread out on their own) and bake for about 15-18 minutes or until they begin to brown. Even though I completely over did it this past weekend on festive food and drink and I shouldn’t have made these…I’m really glad I did… the dark chocolate is a great addition to the classic oatmeal raisin cookie.