Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

Warm, chewy Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect sweet treat for a casual day. Filled with dietary fiber from natural oats, these cookies are the perfect guilt free dessert. These cookies are soft, moist, and surprisingly filling. I usually make these with raisins, but they are also excellent with dried cranberries, chocolate chips, or just baked plain. These cookies are the perfect cozy treat for a rainy day.

A Wholesome Treat for the Family

Whenever I get on a healthy food kick, but still want to make a nice dessert for my family, I turn to these Oatmeal Cookies. They are the perfect balance of something sweet with something healthy mixed in. There are many ways to spice up this classic cookie. I add in dried raspberries in the spring, and dried cranberries in the fall for some seasonal flair.

First mix together 1 cup softened Butter, 1 cup Brown Sugar, and 2/3 cup Granulated Sugar until creamy. I prefer using a hand mixer or standing mixer for this so the butter is fully mixed in. Add in 3 beaten Eggs, 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract, and 1 teaspoon Almond Extract to flavor. In a separate bowl stir together the dry ingredients, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, ½ teaspoon Salt, 1 teaspoon Baking Soda, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, and 2 cups Flour. Add in the dry ingredients a little at a time, letting the mixer run. When the dry ingredients are fully incorporated stir in 2-1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats with a spoon. You can then add in 1-1/2 Raisins, Chocolate Chips, or another Dried Fruit. Place balls of dough on a greased baking sheet and Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup Butter

1 cup Brown Sugar

2/3 cup Granulated Sugar

3 Eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon Almond Extract

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

½ teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

2 cups Flour

2-1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats

1-1/2 cup Raisins (or Seasonal Substitution)

Cream Butter, Brown Sugar, and Granulated Sugar. Mix in Eggs, Vanilla, and Almond Extract. In a separate bowl, combine Cinnamon, Salt, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, and Flour. Add in the dry ingredients a little at a time while mixing. Stir in Oats and Raisins with a spoon. Drop spoonfuls of dough on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes

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