Last year when Zach and I were planning our wedding celebration we were talking to a close friend who’s family owns a bakery and was going to provide the sweets for our party. We of course had to have cookies and he asked us what kinds we wanted, now as a cookie lover there aren’t many cookies that I don’t enjoy, except oatmeal raisin. When I said everything but oatmeal raisin Zach looked at me and said well what if I wanted oatmeal raisin, I laughed, thinking he was joking with me, he wasn’t. I was shocked to find out I did not know that apparently my husband likes oatmeal raisin cookies. Now cookies have never been at the top of his list if he wanted something homemade, funfetti cupcakes, brownies, Jiffy blueberry muffins, rice crispy treats, have all been requested over the years but never oatmeal raisin cookies.
In my opinion raisins have no place in a cookie, but after our party that was the only cookie we didn’t have leftovers of, so I guess I am in the minority. Now craisins in a cookie with white chocolate chips, that is fantastic. When I was trying to decide what to make today I came to the conclusion that I would compromise with Zach, I still can’t bring myself to voluntarily put raisins in a cookie but I could attempt to make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, a compromise, and isn’t that what marriage is all about?
For this recipe you will need butter, light brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking soda, salt, oats and chocolate chips.
In a large bowl cream together butter and sugars until smooth.
beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture until just blended.
Mix in oats and chocolate chips.
Drop by heaping spoonfuls on to ungreased baking sheet. (I used my cookie scoop then flattened the cookies a bit before baking)
Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups oats
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped nuts (I omitted)
Preheat oven to 325
In a large bowl cream together butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in quick oats, nuts and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonful on to ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 12 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
As you can tell baking is much easier for me to attempt. As I am holding the plate to offer Zach a cookie he says to me I’m not really an oatmeal fan. WHAT? Apparently it’s the raisins in the cookies that he likes so much. Oh well at least he was a good sport and still ate a few. Thanks Baby!
How do you feel about raisins in your cookies? Love them or leave them.