The following recipe for Classic Oatmeal Cookies is from SurvivalBlog reader O.H.. Yummy!
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), very soft
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats (don’t use instant or quick oats)
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or substitute raisins or walnuts)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray; set aside.
- To a large bowl, add the egg, butter, sugars, vanilla, and mix with a spoon aggressively for about 90 seconds, or until smooth and slightly fluffed, i.e. your bicep and shoulder should be burning if you’ve mixed well enough.
- Add the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and stir to combine.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
- Using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, form mounds and place them on prepared baking sheets spaced about 2 inches apart (roughly 12 cookies per sheet)
- Bake for about 10 to 13 minutes (short for super soft cookies, longer for more well-done cookies), or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center; don’t overbake — cookies will firm up, as they cool.
- Immediately upon taking the baking sheet out of the oven you can add about 5 additional chocolate chips to the top of each cookie. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don’t use a rack.
It is best to serve ’em warm, with cold milk!
Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so you may consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.
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