Oatmeal Cookies #236
photo by Judy from Hawaii
- Ready In:
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄3 cup molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups quick oats
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup chopped pecans or 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 (6 ounce) package cherry flavored dried sweetened cranberries (Craisins)
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- In large mixing bowl beat butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Add eggs, molasses and vanilla and combine well.
- In another bowl combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and cinnamon, stirring to mix together.
- Add dry ingredients slowly to the butter mixture, mixing until all dry ingredients are incorporated.
- I do this using a wooden spoon because the dough becomes too thick for an electric mixer.
- Add pecans, both kinds of baking chips and dried cranberries last.
- Continue mixing by hand until all ingredients form a stiff dough.
- Measuring about a tablespoon of dough for each cookie, place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
- This cookie dough will not spread while baking so you might want to flatten each mound of dough just slightly with fingers or back of spoon.
- Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookie begins to brown.
- Carefully Remove baked cookies from baking sheet as soon as they come out of the oven.
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My husband loved these. I prefer a thinner cookie, but the flavor was good. It was a good way to use up leftover bags of chips. I used a mixture of butterscotch, white chips and semi-sweet. I used my 4 1/2 qt. Kitchenaid to mix them and had a hard time at the end because there was so much dough. Finished stirring by hand - took muscle!
Yes, yes Susie, these are truly delicious! Wonderful chewy texture with a hint of cinnamon taste. I did however omit the dried cranberries and the butterscotch baking chips, and just used mini chocolate chips. This recipe makes a lot of cookies, so I took your advise and froze half of the dough. These are fantastic oatmeal cookies, I am always on the lookout for good cookie recipes, and this one happens to be on top of my list. Thanks for sharing Susie, I will be making this again!...Kitten:)