Thursday, December 1, 2011

Perfect Oatmeal Cookies

I've been craving oatmeal cookies lately. I think they are the perfect cookie for when you want something sweet, but not overkill. A cookie that you don't have to feel to guilty about indulging in:). A hearty, homey, good old fashion oatmeal cookie!

I think these are a great cookie to make with kids. There's minimal mess, a few simple ingredients and you can let them get their hands into it a little bit (washed of course!!).

Martha Stewart came to the rescue with a good recipe that I tweaked a little, just to make them a bit more interesting.

Oatmeal Cookies

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil 
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
Makes about 12-15 cookies

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl combine the flours, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside. In a large bowl combine the oil, sugar, egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture and stir to combine.

Mix in the craisin, raisins and oats until they are fully incorporated.

Using about 2 tbsp of dough per cookie, roll into balls; place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 1  1/2 inches apart. It helps if you put a little cooking spray onto your hands before you roll the dough, that way it won't stick all over your hands. Bake until lightly browned, 15-17 minutes, spinning the sheet half way through. Cool 5 minutes on sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.

You'll know how good they will taste by how amazing your house will smell:)

 And then you'll eat them and your suspicion of their tastiness will be confirmed.


  1. i love OATMEAL cookies so Ill have to try these! Have you ever put butterscotch chips in oatmeal cookies? It's AMAZING you should try it.

  2. I haven't tried butterscotch chips in them, that sounds good though! I've seen recipes with cinnamon chips too which sounds good.