Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies
Staff Writer

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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. 

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
5g
7%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
46g
35%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
142µg
20%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
133mg
13%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
277µg
69%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
50mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Phosphorus, P
218mg
31%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
662mg
44%
Water
13g
0%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.