07 April 2011

Oatmeal Cookies (with Chocolate Chips)

I was craving oatmeal cookies.  These did the trick.  I do think raisins would have been better with the cinnamon rather than the chocolate chips.  Unlike most other cookies, these are not that great right out of the oven. I like them much more after they cooled and hardened up a bit. Not too bad on points either.  Yay.

Oatmeal  Cookies (with Chocolate Chip)
Recipe adapted from Joy of Baking

3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter room temperature (I used 1/2 salted and 1/4 unsalted--it was what I had) 
1 cup (210 grams) packed light brown sugar 
1 large egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
3/4 cup (105 grams) flour 
1/2 tsp baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (+ extra) 
3 cups (260 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats 
1 cup dried cranberries, cherries, or raisins or 1 cup white or dark chocolate chips (optional) (I USED SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS
cup (110 grams) walnuts or pecans, toasted and chopped (optional)  (DID NOT USE) 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 

To toast nuts: Place nuts on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop into pieces. (I didn't do any of this!) 

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth (about 2 - 3 minutes). Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat until incorporated. Stir in the nuts, oats, and dried cranberries or chocolate chips.

Make balls of dough on cookie sheet (I lined mine with parchment paper and smooshed the balls down with my fingers).  Bake the cookies for about 12 - 15 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges but still soft and a little wet in the centers. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.

35 Cookies/ 3pts+ each


  1. Love oatmeal cookies! I like that you can get whole grains in a cookie and it's still dessert.

    This is my favorite recipe. http://virtualsprite.blogspot.com/2006/08/food-friday-oatmeal-cherry-cookies.html

  2. I am SO making those!! THANK YOU!!!!


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