Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Easy Bake Oven

Rain clouds blanketed Southern Wisconsin on Saturday, leaving me with only one option: take stock of the kitchen cupboards, then take to the stove.

With mountains of sugar and lumps of butter, oatmeal cookies were just the "healthy" treat I was looking for.

I did add raisins as a healthy complement to the oatmeal - just before offsetting the cookie's redeeming attributes with chocolate chips in both milk chocolate and white chocolate.

The lumps of cookie dough tasted just as good as they look. Raw eggs be damned; nothing comes between me and a morsel of brown sugary, creamy batter.

Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 pound butter (leave at room temperature until softened)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
3 cups oatmeal
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)
3/4 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

Beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well then add to batter.

Stir in oatmeal, raisins and chocolate chips. Mix well.

Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. Looks delicious, will try this out! :)

  2. Oh wow! It looks fantastic! I'm so hungry!!! Xoxo

  3. Yum! Cookie entries are the best.

  4. OMG my fave cookie AND 2 kinds of chocolate chips. Yum!

  5. i like the new header to your blog!

  6. Mmmmm. I love oatmeal cookies. I also love any excuse I can use to bust out the Kitchenaid mixer!

  7. Ohmigosh I NEED to make these. Oatmeal cookies were always my favorite growing up!! :)

  8. Oh yum!!! I love an oatmeal cookie full of chocolate chips!

    Your going to mail me some, right?

    Chic on the Cheap

  9. These look so fantastic!!!! Delicious.

  10. Those look amazing! I'm going to have to check them out!

  11. I really LOVE oatmeal cookies. I don't feel guilty even if I eat a ton... it has oatmeal and it's healthy. :-)

  12. I love finding new recipes, so I will definitely have to try this out.
    I'm craving some like crazy now!

  13. Thanks for the sweet comment about me going vegan! It's been almost a week and you have no idea how badly I would LOVE one of these cookies :)

  14. nom nom nom. i need to make these tonight!!!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  15. those look so delicious...i wanna get my hands on them! :)

  16. That looks so tasty!!! Yummy!

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  17. Ohhh I love cookies...Great recipy.Thanks

  18. Yum!!! Especially with the addition of chocolate chips!

  19. These look delicious! You know, chocolate is *the* most important food group! :)


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