- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups 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.
Reviews for Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
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"If you want to bake without chips in- you'll need to add 1/4 a cup of oats and 1/2 a cup of flour, plus 1 tablespoon more.(or more flour, if you feel you need it) Bake at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes. Bake up nice and soft and slightly puffy! If you don't, they'll be flat and runny."
"My daughter asked for oatmeal cookies this Christmas, so I'm glad I found this recipe. I have found that chilling cookie dough before baking helps with spreading. May want to try that with this recipe."
"I learned a trick to making cookies from my mother n law who is 73 yrs old. If the cookie dough is really tacky than it usually will cause flat cookies, to keep this from happening add a bit more flour til it is not as tacky. You have to play around with it toget the right consistency. I used whole wheat flour in these cookies and added dried blueberries and ,cranberries left out other add ins and they were awesome!"
"I vote this as a 5* recipe! I DID use 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup in place of the molasses, though!I'm using these cookies for a chapel picnic and so I'm trying to keep within the TASTE boundaries as to what people like-especially youngsters! I used a 1-cup stick of butter-flavored Crisco with 2 Tbsp. of water to make the consistency of butter. I also used 1 tsp. salt! I omitted the pecans & just used the chocolate chips, raisins and the oats. I purposely USED TEASPOONFULS of dough, rather than TBSPFULS to stretch my amount of dough! The cookies spread, but NOT excessively! They are a nice sized cookie! I say this is a keeper recipe for me when I make oatmeal raisin cookies-it also makes for the chocolate-chip combination as well! Thank you, Janis Plageman, for sharing your recipe with Taste of Home! delowenstein"