Last updated on November 4th, 2018 at 07:44 pm
These Oatmeal Cookies are big and chewy, super easy to make and they’re good for you. Add chocolate chips, raisins, or nuts and watch them disappear!
Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites. It’s hard to beat these cookies when they come fresh out of the oven, not only is the smell amazing, but a warm cookie loaded with oats, raisins and chocolate really warms the cockles of my heart.
Oatmeal cookies are a classic cookie that most of us have been enjoying since we were kids. As far as I’m concerned these are a healthy food item.
That’s right! With 3 cups of oats in them, they can’t be anything else but good. And you know what else? Oatmeal is the only proven food that helps reduce cholesterol. So beat that!
Oatmeal cookies are best when they’re soft and chewy, just like this oatmeal cookie recipe I’m sharing with you. While I love them plain, I really think it’s important to add plump raisins, some chocolate chips and nuts to them. I love the added sweetness from the raisins.
And don’t get me started on chocolate! Chocolate is made from plants and you know what that means, it means it has many of the health benefits that dark vegetables do.
See I can rationalize everything! These cookies are healthy, so eat and enjoy them and think of all the benefits you’re gaining from them.
OTHER GREAT COOKIE RECIPES TO TRY:
- 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Classic Shortbread Cookies
- Chocolate Sugar Cookies
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- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup pecans
- Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the butter with the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and mix until light and creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract; beat well.
- In another medium size bowl, combine together the flour, quick cooking oats, cinnamon and baking soda. Add this to the butter mixture; mix well.
- If adding any of the optional ingredients, add them now and fold them in to the cookie dough.
- Drop by tablespoons or small ice cream scoops onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 12 to 15 min or until golden around the edges.
- Let the cookies cool for a couple minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.
- Recipe yields 24 cookies.
- Nutrition: Nutritional info is for 1 cookie and it includes chocolate chips and raisins (no pecans). Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.