This recipe caught my eye because I have a couple of blocks of salted butter sitting in my refrigerator waiting to be used. I have a family of oat lovers but I am not so sure about oat meal cookies - I've always thought they won't taste too good.
These turned out to be so delicious - my kids were literally eating up them by the dozens, and it lasted all but three days in the house. One can hardly taste the oat meal at all. This recipe produces a cookie which is crisp on the outside but chewy inside. Nuts and dried cranberries added an additional dimension to these cookies - a little more crunch and sweetness.
The Pioneer Woman says that brown sugar, not the oats, is the star ingredient of these cookies. I'd have to agree with her, the brown sugar added that extra but subtle depth. They were very addictive and I'll be making another batch soon.
Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies (Makes 48 small cookies)
Recipe from The Pioneer Woman
- 113 g of salted butter, softened
- 1 cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 whole egg
- 3/4 cup All-purpose Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats (I used 1 cup oats, 1/2 cup walnuts)
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (my own addition)
- Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C)
- In the bowl of an electric mixer (or using a hand mixer) beat together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl after each one.
- Mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium sized bowl. Add it into the creamed mixture in 2 to 3 batches, mixing it until just combined. Mix in the oats, nuts and cranberries until just combined.
- Use your preferred size cookie scoop (or a regular spoon) to drop portions of dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, spacing them a couple inches apart. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until dark and chewy. If you'd like a crispier cookie, just cook a little longer!
- Let them cool slight on the pan after removing from the oven, then transfer the cookies onto a plate for serving.
This is for Cook Like A Star hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out and Mich of Piece of Cake.