Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies
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Oatmeal cookies garner their fame from their chewy consistency and adaptability. Raisins can be swapped out for other dried fruits, and chocolate chips can be added to make them extra indulgent. 

24
Servings
292
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Adapted with permission from the publisher, Wiley, from Cookies at home with The Culinary Institute of America. Copyright © 2011.

Ingredients

  • sticks butter
  • 1/4  Cup  granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4  Cup  packed light brown sugar
  • 2  Tablespoons  pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2  Teaspoons  salt
  • 1/4  Cup  eggs
  • 1 1/2  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 2  Tablespoons  baking soda
  • 2  Tablespoons  ground cinnamon
  • 3 3/4  Cups  old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1  Cup  raisins

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, gently blend the butter, sugars, vanilla, and salt on low speed until combined, about 2 minutes. Gradually add the eggs, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Sift the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon together. Add all at once and mix on low until just combined. Add the oats and mix just until combined. Scrape down the bowl as needed. 

Using a rubber spatula, fold in the raisins. Scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 1 tablespoon each, spaced 1 ½ inches apart. Bake until golden brown around the edges, 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for a minute on the baking sheets then transfer, using a spatula, to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
43g
33%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
71mg
7%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
125µg
31%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
163mg
23%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
275mg
18%
Water
13g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Oatmeal Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Oatmeal Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Oatmeal Cookie Wine Pairing

Milk is more traditional with cookies than wine in the U.S., but a few cookies and a glass of sweet wine make a simple, enjoyable dessert. Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cookies; sauternes or sweet German wines with sugar cookies; cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts; Italian vin santo with biscotti.

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