I make a variety of different oatmeal cookies, but the one recipe that my friends and family ask for most often is this one. My Most Requested Oatmeal Cookies recipe is simple and bursting with old-fashioned goodness with nothing more to compliment it than brown sugar and vanilla over spices and extras like raisins and nuts. This cookie has a wonderful texture that is hardly crisp, but not soft. It is a softer chew, but sturdy enough to dunk into a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.
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My Most Requested Oatmeal Cookies are drop cookies that do spread, but are quite easy to make. Therefore, you need to make sure that you give them plenty of room on your cookie sheet when depositing the dough down. The most work that you’ll encounter is greasing your cookie sheets, lining up your ingredients beforehand, creaming, and then getting the cookies ready to bake. To be honest, the hardest part is waiting for them to finally come out of your oven once that delectable smell starts permeating through your home.
You can drop them with a tablespoon with about two inch spaces between for bigger cookies, but I prefer using a small scoop like my melon-ball scoop that has a spring release to drop the dough down. I keep a cup filled with some water to rinse my scoop after I deposit some dough on the baking sheet. This prevents any the dough sticking inside.
Besides how much easier it is using a small ice cream or melon-ball scoop with a squeeze handle over a tablespoon that can be trickier to work with is that I get smaller cookies and eat less. My logic is I can eat two of these size cookies and not feel as bad than if I indulged into two bigger ones with double the calories. I still get my enjoyment with that guilt.
The next time that you’re preparing to bake some cookies, I hope that you’ll be tempted to try my recipe. If you love the taste of oatmeal and are interested in some tried and true recipes that my family demands that I make over and over again, here’s more of my favorites. The first recipe is Spicy Oatmeal Drop Cookies, Banana-Coconut Drop Cookies, Incredible Oatmeal Cookie Mix, and Chewy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Bars just to get you started. There are even oatmeal cookie recipes in my recipe section. You might want to check those others out as well.
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup of butter softened
- 3/4 cup of firmly packed brown sugar light or dark
- ½ cups of sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons of water
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoons of baking soda leveled
- 1-1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 3-1/2 cups of quick-cooking oats
Grease your cookie sheets and preheat your oven to 375-degrees.
In your large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter with the sugars first until creamy.
Add the egg, water, vanilla, flour sifted with the baking soda and salt next and mix into the creamed mixture.
Stir in the oatmeal to incorporate into the creamed ingredients. You will need to incorporate this with a large spoon like your wooden spoon.
Use your small ice cream or melon ball scoop or tablespoons to deposit your dough on the cookies sheets before sending to your 375-degree oven. Bake about 10-12 minutes when the edges start to get golden brown.
After you remove the cookies from your oven, let them remain in the pan for about five minutes before attempting to remove them.
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