Yum! Who doesn't love a good heart healthy dessert? If you don't raise your hand, I am judging you. Truth be told, I have never been a fan of my cookies including raisins, but oatmeal I can do. I am still learning the ropes of this whole baking, so for the beginner, there is hope! Below is the recipe I used to make these oh so yummy chewy oatmeal cookies.
1 cup butter, softened
2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats
Step 1In a bowl, mix together butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the oats. Cover, and chill dough in the fridge for at least one hour.
Step 2 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into desired size balls, ideally the size of a walnut and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Some people flatten theirs with a fork, but I chose to experiment and allow the cookies to flatten on their own. (For an extra razzle dazzle, dip your fork in brown sugar and flatten the dough.
Step 3 Okay, so this step will either make or break whether you get to call your cookies chewy or rock hard. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven and watch closely. If necessary, bake for an extra 5 to 10 minutes on an interval. Watch cookies until the tips begin to brown and the middle is malleable, but cooked. Allow cookies to cool completely and dig in! My husband enjoys his cookies warm, so enjoy.
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Grace and Peace