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Martha Stewart's recipe for truly chewy oatmeal cookies. You can sub raisins or any dried fruit you like. The details of this recipe (room temp butter, fluffing butter/sugar shaping of cookies, baking with soft center, and cooling process) are what give these cookies the perfect chewy texture, so follow precisely.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 lb unsalted butter
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda.
- 2. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla.
- 3. In the bowl of a mixer, using a paddle attachment, combine the room temperature butter with the sugars. Beat on medium speed until mixture is light and fluffy.
- 4. Set the mixer to low speed, and gradually add egg mixture to the sugar mixture- beat well.
- 5. Add flour mixture- beat just until combined.
- 6. Remove bowl. Stir in the oats and cranberries.
- 7. Cover and put dough in the refrigerator until firm, at least 2-3 hours. (Can be left longer.).
- 8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a few baking sheets with parchment paper. If you only have one baking sheet, place extra dough back in refrigerator between bakings.
- 9. Shape pieces of dough into 2-tablespoon balls and place 3 inches apart on sheets.
- 10. Press with the bottom of a glass to flatten dough into 2-inch-diameter.
- 11. Bake until golden but still soft in center, 16 to 18 minutes, turning sheets halfway through for even baking.
- 12. Remove from oven; transfer with parchment to a wire rack to cool. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.