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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

 Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Janis Plageman's cookies might look like ordinary oatmeal...but there's more inside than meets the eye. "I packed chocolate chips, raisins, nuts and cinnamon into my recipe," she details from Lynden, Washington. "These cookies are easy to make. Best of all, our kids love them!"—Janis Plageman, Lynden, Washington
60 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup each raisins and chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add
  • the eggs, molasses and vanilla; beat well.
  • Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually
  • add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the raisins, pecans and
  • chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased
  • baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on
  • pans for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 5
  • dozen.