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The Best Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

The Best Chewy Oatmeal Cookies. A real old fashioned recipe that has crispy edges and a softer chewier centre. The secret here is not to over bake them or they will become brittle.

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The Best Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

I really love a good oatmeal raisin cookie. It’s probably my favourite kind of cookie and I’ve tried many different recipes over the years.

This one is the evolution of combining and tweaking those recipes.

Close up stock photo of golden raisins for butter tarts

I like sultanas or golden raisins in this recipe but any other raisin or even currents work well.

There’s no longer any need to experiment trying to find a better recipe. So, I’ll happily make this one as long as I’m this side of the sod!

These are highly addictive to oatmeal raisin cookie lovers. You have been warned!

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Yield: 24 cookies or 18 large

The Best Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

The Best Chewy Oatmeal Cookies - a real old fashioned recipe that has crispy edges and a softer chewier center. The secret here is not to over bake them or they will become brittle.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups large rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and sugars together well. Add egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda.
  3. Fold into the creamed mixture. When the dry ingredients are almost incorporated, add the rolled oats and raisins. (and nuts if you are adding them)
  4. Roll in one inch balls and chill for for an hour or so. The dough needs to be very cold when it goes into the oven.
  5. Place the balls onto a parchment lined aluminum cookie sheet about 2 ½ inches apart.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for about 9-10 minutes. Do not over bake or your cookies will lose their chewy texture. They may even look a little under baked when you take them from the oven. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Notes

TIPS for baking chewy cookies.
- Baking times to get chewy cookie recipes just right, can vary by a couple of minutes depending on your oven and the type of metal pan being used. I find aluminum cookie sheets best as they do not burn so readily as darker metal pans.

- Experiment with baking a few cookies at a time and get the timing and temperature perfect for your oven and baking pans.
- Always chill your cookie dough. Warm dough will spread quickly on the pan and you'll have flat cookies.
- Parchment paper is best for cookie sheets. Greasing a pan can increase the likelihood of burning the bottoms of cookies, particularly in ovens that run hot.
- Chewy cookies tend to fall a little at the centers when they come out of the oven. This is perfectly normal and a cookie that is a minute under baked is always better than a cookie that is a minute over baked.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving Calories 103Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 18mgSodium 67mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 1g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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