Today, I’ve decided to share with you a delightful recipe: Copycat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. These cookies are the epitome of comfort, warmth, and nostalgia. Just the thought of sinking my teeth into a soft, chewy cookie, filled with hearty oats and plump raisins, brings a smile to my face. So, let’s get started on this mouthwatering baking adventure!
To create these delectable treats, you will need the following:
- 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup of brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 3 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 and 1/2 cups of raisins
Now that we have all the ingredients ready, it’s time to bring this recipe to life. Here’s a step-by-step guide:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Get ready to fill your kitchen with an irresistible aroma!
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. This will ensure a perfect texture for your cookies.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Don’t forget to scrape down the sides of the bowl to incorporate all the ingredients evenly.
- Mix in the pure vanilla extract, filling the dough with a heavenly scent.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. This will be the perfect blend of flavors.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamy mixture, gently mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as that can result in tough cookies.
- Stir in the old-fashioned rolled oats, ensuring every bite is filled with wholesome goodness.
- Finally, fold in the raisins. These little bursts of sweetness will elevate your cookies to a whole new level of deliciousness.
- Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. This will allow the cookies to spread and bake evenly.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. The center may appear slightly undercooked, but fear not, as they will firm up as they cool.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely. Exercise extreme self-control; the temptation will be strong!
- Store these delectable treats in an airtight container, but be warned – they may disappear faster than you can imagine!
There you have it! Your very own batch of warm and inviting Copycat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. These cookies are so delicious, they are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Whether you enjoy them with a glass of cold milk or in the comforting presence of loved ones, these cookies are a true delight.