Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

READY IN: 33mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 24 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • DRY INGREDIENTS
  • 1 13
    cups all-purpose flour (165g)
  • 1
    cup oatmeal (120g)
  • 23
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 14
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 14
    teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 18
    teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
  • WET INGREDIENTS
  • 3 12
    ounces chocolate, blocks (100g)
  • 14
    cup milk (60g) or 1/4 cup soymilk (60g)
  • 13
    cup oil, your choice of shortening, butter, vegetable oil... (80g)
  • 23
    cup sugar (120g, 1/2 cup is actually enough because raisins are sweet)
  • 18
    cup brown sugar (30g)
  • 12
    teaspoon molasses (optional, just to enhance the brown sugar aroma)
  • 12
    cup raisins (90g) or 1/2 cup cut up dried fruits (90g)
  • 12
    cup chopped nuts, of your choice (90g) (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375°F (180°C).
  • Mix the dry ingredients well; set aside.
  • Put milk, butter and chocolate in a pot of about 4 quarts, warm slightly and slowly just to melt the chocolate pieces. Add brown sugar and stir until lumps disapear.
  • Move the pot away from fire, stir in the sugar, molasses, raisin, nuts and, finally, the dry ingredients.
  • Let stand for about 10 minutes.
  • On a cookie sheet, spoon the dough and drop them 2 inches apart. If the dough drops are more than 1/2 inch high, press down with a spoon so it will cook evenly.
  • Bake 11-13 minutes until slightly browned.
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