My desire to make oatmeal raisin cookies lately has been crazy strong. I blame Fall. Something about a warm, buttery, cinnamony, savory treat just feels right around this time of year.
I call my modification of this recipe Oatmeal Anything Cookies because you can use it, add whatever mix ins you like, and it will be amazing. I made one batch of oatmeal raisin and one batch of oatmeal chocolate chip (pictured here), both were perfect.
Base Recipe for Oatmeal Anything Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1.5 cups AP flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. kosher salt
3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
For All Mix Ins – use 1.5 cups for each ingredient (nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, etc.)
Proceed with standard baked goods mixing steps:
Step 1 – Cream butter and sugars
Step 2 – Add vanilla and eggs
Keep your mixer on a high speed up until this point. See? So fluffy!
Step 3 – Add in the smaller quantity dry ingredients (salt, baking soda, cinnamon)
Step 4 – Mix in the flour
Step 5 – Mix in the oats
Step 6 – Lastly stir in your “anything” – on this batch it was chocolate chips but feel free to swap those for raisins, pecans, M&Ms, walnuts, anything!
Step 7 – Scoop uniform dough balls (I use a #20 disher for cookies) onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and baked on 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Step 8 – Let them cool if you can. Or just immediately eat. Either/or.