Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 5 dozen
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1-1/2 teaspoons 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 103 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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Jun 21, 2018
soft and chewy reminded me of my grandmother's when I was a kid I really didn't adjust anything I think they're perfect as they are great. My boyfriend love them
Jun 5, 2018
Agreed. These cookies are delicious but flat. Some of them ran a bit so i think there is too much butter in the recipe.
Apr 21, 2018
Haha Thanks Craig! I made these cookies because of your awesome review and you were 100% right! I also made a couple adjustments to the original recipe.. I cut each sugar down to 3/4 cup, added craisins, walnuts and semi sweet choc chips, AND I actually chilled my dough for 20 minutes before baking. These are my version of the famous Laura Bush Cowboy Cookie. My cookies came out chewy and amazing.
Apr 16, 2018
Not sure what some others were complaining about, but I found this recipe awesome even though I made substitutions for items I don't like or didn't have. First off it's only myself and my wife so I started by halving the recipe.I didn't have Quick Oats so I substituted Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oats. Because of that I only used a half portion of white sugar and no brown sugar since it was already in the Instant oats. Also I don't keep brown sugar on hand.I hate molasses so I substituted raw honey and doubled the amount. Not a fan of nuts in any baked goods and didn't have raisins so I eliminated the nuts and substituted a double portion of craisins (dried cranberries) in place of raisins because that is what I had on hand. I also skipped the chocolate chips because I didn't have any and didn't feel like going out just for that. I did not add a substitution for the chips.All I know is they came out perfect. They were not flat. They were dome shaped and they were moist and chewy which I attribute to the honey. They were also extremely flavorful which I expected because I was using flavored Instant Oats.As for some of the previous people that gave this recipe one star all I can think of is they did something wrong. To the person claiming they wouldn't come off the cookie sheet without breaking. Hey! Ever heard of stick free baking sheets? I plucked mine off by hand when they cooled.As for the "seasoned baker" claiming they had no flavor and suggesting cinnamon! Umm, did you read the recipe? Cinnamon is an ingredient. So are the raisins you used "instead" of chocolate chips. Just because you are "seasoned" at something doesn't mean you are good at it. Oh and why did you refrigerate them? Don't you know that reduces moisture and resolidifies butterfat which disrupts the structure of a cookie? That structure does not return when they reach room temperature as the damage is already done. I bet you keep your tomatoes in the fridge and wonder why the texture and taste is horrible.Why am I being this way in my critique of other reviewers? Perhaps because I'm a 57 year old guy that cooks and bakes and I am NOT a professional. If I can modify this recipe based on personal taste, ingredients at hand and still have it come out perfect, then I'm sorry, but those others did something wrong.
Dec 13, 2017
They are a flatter cookie but are soft and chewy. When I make them again I will add a little more cinnamon. I just like more of a cinnamon taste. I have never been able to make a soft chewy oatmeal cookie until now.
Dec 3, 2017
Made these with the grandkids. Very easy to make. Used walnuts because that's what we had on hand and halved the recipe. Will be making these for Santa this year! Delicious!!
Dec 3, 2017
Made these with the grandkids. Very easy to male. Used walnuts because that's what we had on hand and halved the recipe. Will be making these for Santa this year! Delicious!!
Apr 29, 2017
Fantastic cookie. I had a bunch of almonds that I wanted to use up so I added those instead of pecans and added a little almond extract, too. All in all, this is a great recipe and one I'll keep.
Feb 15, 2017
They are flat, they do stick to the pan, but they taste really good. A but on the buttery side, but definitely chewy. I will try this recipe one more time; putting the cookie dough in the fridge for an hour or so, and then baking.
Nov 10, 2016
For the life of me, I cannot understand how this recipe got so many good reviews. The cookies are flat and stick to everything. They will not come off the cookie sheet, without breaking apart. I was baking these to send to DH's office. That's not possible now, as they are in pieces and the ugliest cookies I've ever baked. Total waste of time (which I did not have) and waste of money for ingredients (which I have less of). BTW, I'm in my sixties, and a very experienced baker. Do not waste your time or money, find another recipe.