My favorite oatmeal cookie was from Summer trips to Walloon Lake, Michigan. On our way, we would stop off in town for very big, chewy oatmeal cookies. I wanted to re-create the taste I remembered and I think I did a pretty good job, they turned out delicious! Depending on your preference, you can make them with either chocolate chips or raisins. I actually prefer them with the raisins.. and that is a big deal coming from a chocoholic!
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup barley flour (or all purpose flour)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips -or- 2 cups raisins
- preheat the oven to 375F degrees
- In a mixer cream the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs,vanilla and milk. Mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl whisk the dry ingredients. Add in two batches to the mixer. Mix until combined.
- Fold in either the chocolate chips or raisins.
- Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop batter onto baking sheets with either parchment paper or a silpat. Using wet fingers. flatten batter rounds down.
- Bake for 7-11 minutes. In my oven they take about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven when the edges are brown and it will be chewy, soft cookie. Cool on a wire rack.
I brought the cookies to my office for a taste test and I got a thumbs up for both flavors. If you like Oatmeal cookies you may also like to try this recipe. Happy Baking!
photographs by Ridgely