Cookie recipe: Oatmeal (chocolate chip/raisin) cookies

This recipe is based on the Joy of Cooking Quick Oatmeal Cookies recipe (1st edition), but modified to make chewier cookies. Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream in a bowl:
    • 1 cup butter
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  3. Beat in another bowl, then combine with butter mixture until thoroughly mixed:
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons milk
  4. Whisk in another bowl and gradually add to wet mixture:
    • 2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Gradually add two cups of rolled oats while mixing. Mix until everything is moistened. Batter doesn’t need to be smooth.
  • Use a teaspoon to drop cookies on a silicone-lined or greased-and-floured cookie sheet, two inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

    I usually make raisin and chocolate chip cookies from the same batch of dough, because J- doesn’t like chocolate and I don’t like raisins. (I bear a grudge towards raisins because raisin cookies often masquerade as chocolate chip ones. Disappointing!). Instead of mixing the raisins or chocolate chips into the cookie dough, I press raisins or chocolate chips into the cookies by hand. I usually make the raisin cookies first, since they’re not as popular as the chocolate chip ones. After I finish adding all the raisins, I can then manually add chocolate chips to each cookie, or dump chocolate chips into the cookie dough and mix it some more.

    Cookie photo © 2008 Pink Sherbet Photography Creative Commons Attribution License

    • JJ Ferro

      Thanks for the recipie, I can already imagine making modifications on this recipe like using Reese’s pieces, M and M’s, or hershey’s kisses instead of chocolate chip. I’ll try this out this weekend!

      Sacha! Discovered Vasta’s site through your links, and I really enjoyed reading through his weekenders!

    • WreckedHalo

      This recipe is terrible. I had a feeling the cookies wouldn’t turn out right after I was done mixing everything as the batter seemed too thin or runny, and sure enough the cookies spread while baking and turned into flat runny cookies which got hard within minutes of cooling. I’m not sure what it needed more of – flour, oats, or maybe less milk or egg. I’m a novice so I’m not sure but I should have stuck with a recipe I found on a different site.