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Chewy Honey Oatmeal
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Chewy Honey Oatmeal Cookies

These are big and flat oatmeal cookies made with a mixture of melted butter and shortening.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter 114 grams
  • 1/4 cup shortening Spectrum, Nutiva or Crisco
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 100 grams
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar 150 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey 40 grams
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour 200 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans -- toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Place butter and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until butter is melted. Shortening will probably be only partially melted. Pour the hot butter mixture into a mixing bowl and add both sugars, then stir in vanilla extract, honey and egg.
  • Mix together flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in oats, pecans and raisins.
  • At this point the dough should be a bit soft. Put the bowl in the refrigerator and chill the dough just until it is firm enough to hold its shape when scooped.
  • Using a generous (heaping) 1/4 cup measure, scoop dough into 10 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball and shape into a neat mound with a flat top. Place dough mounds in refrigerator and chill, covered, for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight.
  • If you do not chill them thoroughly, the cookies will spread more.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
  • Place 4 or 5 chilled dough mounds on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about 20 to 22 minutes or until cookies appear set. Allow them to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer cookies to a rack and let them cool and crisp on rack.
  • Repeat with remaining cookies. The cookies get sturdier and sturdier the more they cool. The should be sturdy enough to be individually wrapped and propped up in an appealing manner. This one is not propped up, but it is individually wrapped.