Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

I made these last week, and they were delicious! I found the recipe for these Chewy Oatmeal Cookies about 3 years ago on Pinterest, before I really understood the whole "pinning" thing so I wrote down this recipe in a recipe book and didn't write down where it's from! Boo! These cookies are so delicious and I would love to give credit where credit is due, if this recipe is yours, please let me know, and I will add a link to your blog!
I started by creaming together 1 cup of softened butter, 1 cup of white sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar. Then, I stirred in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Then, I added 2 cups of all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
Once all of those ingredients were well combined, I folded in 3 cups of quick oats. The original recipe recommends refrigerating the raw dough for up to one hour, but I just don't have that kind of patience! I have never refrigerated this dough, so I don't know if there are any benefits to doing that, but I have never experienced a problem with not refrigerating my dough.
I use a tablespoon to measure out my dough, and I usually use a heaping tablespoon to form balls of dough. I cover my baking sheet in parchment paper because it keeps the cookies from sticking and as a result, reduces clean-up time! I don't know the exact amount of space I leave between each dough ball, but I just give the cookies enough room to spread.

I flatten the balls of dough by coating a fork in sugar and using it to form an "x" in the cookies.

The cookies bake for 9 minutes at 375°F. This recipe makes approximately 50 cookies. I have made this recipe in the past and added 1 1/2 of semi-sweet chocolate chips and they were equally delicious.

1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups quick oats

1. In a medium bowl, cream together softened butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs (1 at a time) and vanilla.
2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir into creamed mixture.
3. Fold in quick oats.
4. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour (I skip this step).
5. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place heaping tablespoon of rolled dough on baking sheet and flatten with a fork coated in sugar (I usually fit 20 on 1 tray).
6. Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack before serving.

Tomorrow, I'll be sharing a recipe for Coconut Chews!


  1. hmmmm. If these are the ones you made a few years ago, I may have to try these. You know, i gotta get my beach bod somehow.... and these are healthy. right? I could just eat these for breakfast lunch and diner and I should get a six pack in no time right?

  2. Hahaha!! I don't these are your ticket to a beach bod! I have made these several times... I think you might have even tried them!!