The Best Oatmeal Cookies in the World

Wow that’s a bold thing to say.  I’m so serious though.  They are so so delicious!  This is my take on Quaker’s “Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies” recipe.  (Vanishing because they’re eaten so quickly.

The Best Oatmeal Cookies in the World | For Love of Cupcakes | @4LoveofCupcakes

 

Ingredients:

– 1/2 Cup (1 stick) + 6 Tablespoons of butter, softened
– 3/4 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
– 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
– 2 Eggs
– 1-1/2 Flour
– 1-1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
– 1/2 teaspoon Salt
– 3 Cups Oats

Method:

– Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
– In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed.
– Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
– In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
– Add the mixture to the butter sugar mixture, and mix well.
– Add the oats and mix well.
– Drop small balls of cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

cookie dough balls

 

– Put in the oven and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
– Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

I recently got a cookie cooling rack, and it’s changed my life:

oatmeal cookies

 

Now my cookies cool from all sides and the texture of the whole cookie is completely uniform.

DISCLAIMER: Don’t eat the cookie dough.  If you do, you risk getting salmonella poisoning.  I un-wisely eat the dough; it is the best thing I’ve ever tasted in my life.  Don’t do it though.  It is bad for you.

This makes the cookies better (IMHO) than the way they do it on the box lid.  Optionally, you can add cinnamon and/or raisins, but they’re just not as good this way.  Trust me.

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