Childhood Memories – Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

5 Dec

I love chewy oatmeal cookies! Warm from the oven, still soft enough that they may lose their shape a little when being taken off the cookie sheet. Mmm. And the smell in the house when these are baking!

This recipe yields about 4+ dozen – be sure to space them out far enough because they do ‘melt’ onto the cookie sheet and can run into each other if you don’t leave enough room.

Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 1/4 c. softened butter
  • 3/4 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3 c. rolled oats

Heat oven to 375 degrees F and line 2 cookie sheets with baking parchment or a Silpat mat. Beat together butter or margarine and sugars in a large bowl until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices in a smaller bowl. Add flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and blend well. Stir in oats. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie (or if you want them crunchy, 10 to 11 minutes) rotating cookie sheets on shelves halfway through for even baking. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet, then remove to wire rack.

Cool completely and store in tightly covered container, or layer between waxed paper and freeze.


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