Bake Your Next Cookie With Oats: 7 Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

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Oatmeal cookies: They are the snack that you tell yourself is healthy since you used oats, even though the recipe also called for butter, sugar, eggs, and any other “bad” ingredient you can thing of. Like all good cookies, a divide occurs over whether it should be soft and chewy or slightly crispy. No matter which side you find yourself on, everyone can agree that there is nothing quite like the scent of cookies hot out of the oven. Fill your house with this tantalizing, tempting smell by baking one of these seven recipes.

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1. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Starting out with the classic version, there are no frills or adaptations in this top-rated cookie from AllRecipes.com. When you want your basic oat-raisin-sugar-butter combination, this is the one recipe you need to have on hand.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2¾ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Cool slightly, remove from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

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