The Best Oatmeal Cookies

This comes from a great blog called Whipped. I make the cookies a little smaller than she suggests in the recipe. Anyway you make them, they are delicious!

Uncooked Oatmeal cookies 

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
3/4 cups raisins
3/4 cups dried cranberries (or use 1 1/2 cups of regular raisins)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Whisk to combine well. In a separate bowl beat room temperature butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add room temperature eggs, one at a time, beating each until fully incorporated. Add vanilla and combine. Add the flour mixture little by little, mixing until fully incorporated. Use a large wooden spoon to mix in the oats and the raisins and cranberries.

Put the dough in the refrigerator while you prepare your baking sheets, lining each one with parchment paper. After about 10-15 minutes, remove the dough from the refrigerator and spoon out large scoops of dough making balls about 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick. Place 6 balls on each pan, no more so they won’t be too close together. Lightly press each ball to make a disk that is about 1/2 inch thick.

Oatmeal Cookies

Baking the cookies for 10-12 minutes, turning them half way through. When you remove them from the oven, the edges should be lightly brown and the inside should look uncooked. Leave the cookies on the hot pan for 10 minutes you take them out of the oven where they will continue to cook a bit firming up the center.

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4 thoughts on “The Best Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Jerry Brown January 17, 2013 / 8:58 am

    Annie,

    Go to the Chinese or Vietnamese grocery store and buy the Viet fish sauce with the squids on the label. Better quality than Thai Kitchen.

    Sent from my iPad

    • whatsanniecooking January 17, 2013 / 12:23 pm

      Thanks for the tip Jerry!

  2. Diane January 17, 2013 / 9:41 am

    It seems like a lot of oats per flour but if you say they are the best I will try the recipe.

    • whatsanniecooking January 17, 2013 / 12:25 pm

      It is super good. I do chill the dough before making and get about 36 cookies out of a batch. Will take a picture this afternoon! Have a great time at Copper!

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