Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Soft Oatmeal Cookies



One of our favorite cookies when there's a chill in the air for fall. These could be made ahead of time, freeze very well, if they last long enough, and a versatile cookie recipe. Sure to please the little ones. A little healthier than most kinds of cookies, a true classic recipe. Our family has enjoyed these for many years, hope you will too! We love them soft or crispy you can choose by the baking time~
Soft Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats

In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Press slightly down, not too too much, with your palm. To keep cookies soft you will need a thicker cookie. Press down alot for thinner crisp cookies. Also, I like to divide the dough, add chocolate chip to some, raisins, and even some m&m red and green for christmas time. I also find that if you want a lighter dough you can put the oatmeal through the food processer first and it makes a great dough to sandwich with ice cream in the middle after making the cookies. A very versatile cookie for sure!
Bake for 6 to 8 minutes for soft and up to 10 minutes for crispier cookies, in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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+claudia lamascolo  Author

17 comments:

Joanne said...

You've just posted the recipe for my all time favorite cookie. As long as I can remember, if it was a choice between the ever popular choc.chip or oatmeal raisin, I'd pick oatmeal raisin.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,
Oatmeal cookies look great, I always prefer the softy cookies to the crunchy!

Bon appetit!
CCR
=:~)

Emily Malloy said...

I am a SUCKER for soft cookies. I am thinking I may make these cookies this weekend! Superb, my love!

Tania said...

I think they have a good flavor!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Love oatmeal cookies too! I always talk myself into the fact that they're healthy!

Drick said...

oh what good smiles these must bring - I'll take my crunchy

Reeni said...

I love these yummy little treats! Soft for me, please!

Kelsey said...

I'm posting oatmeal creme pies my friend and I made tomorrow, and it looks like these oatmeal cookies would have worked even better than ours! Thin and soft? NICE!

Magic of Spice said...

Love them crunchy but tender in the middle...These are fantastic Claudia :)

Cookin' Canuck said...

These look like chewy little rounds of goodness. There is nothing better than a really good oatmeal cookie.

alison said...

oatmeal cookies are always delicious,love yours!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious healthy cookies

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Soft, chewy, loads of cinnamon and NO raisins LOL THIS cookie for President!!!! YUMMMM!!

Claudia said...

Love, love, love this! And you can bet in MN the eves are cool enough to fillmy home with their delicious aroma. I like crunchy chocolate chip but soft oatmeal!

Evan @swEEts said...

I love the smell of fresh oatmeal cookies!!

redkathy said...

Oh Claudia, Yummy oatmeal cookies you have here! You are the queen of cookies GF and I can't wait to see what you bake this year. I'm almost ready to try my hand at baking cookies... Cookies seem to be the hardest thing for me to accomplish. Sounds crazy I know.

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