This is my dad.
He loves his family, cars, Christmas, and…
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
So, when he and my mom came to visit us this past weekend, I took a little spin from the traditional route, and I made these…
Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies.
They are little bites of cinnamon-y, nutmeg-y, chewy, chocolate-y, feel like you are in your happy place goodness.
If you need sweet comfort, this is the ticket.
First, you will need these ingredients:
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Then, melt 1 cup of butter. (I did not promote this as one of my healthier recipes.)
Put the melted butter and 1 cup packed brown sugar in a bowl.
Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar.
You will know it’s done when it looks like this:
You are done with the hand mixer.
Now, add 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon honey, honey. (Sorry, I had to.)
Use a spoon to mix it all together.
When it’s done it should look like this:
Set it aside.
Get out a large lovely mixing bowl, and add 1 1/2 cups floor, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon nutmeg.
Mix it together with a fork.
Until it looks like this:
Now, add your bowl of dry ingredients to the bowl you had set aside.
Stir it up real good. (What a horrific lack of proper adverbs.)
Add 3 cups of rolled oats. I would stir them in one cup at a time, so it is not too difficult to stir.
When you have added all the oats, add 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips.
Then add 1 cup of raisins.
Mix it all together well.
Grab a spoonful, roll it into a ball, and place them on a non-stick or greased cookie sheet.
Cook at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Set them on a cooling rack.
Now, gobble them up. I highly recommend a glass of milk.
I was going to take a picture of all of us enjoying them when my parents were here, but we were too busying scarfing them down to take pictures. YUM!