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Big Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Big, Chewy oatmeal cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Author Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter 114 grams
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200 grams
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 200 grams*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans -- toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in the microwave or in a saucepan. In a mixing bowl, whisk together hot melted butter and sugar, then mix in the molasses, vanilla and egg.
  • In a second bowl mix together flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Stir in milk, then stir in oats, pecans and raisins (or dried cranberries)
  • 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 (about 30 minutes).
  • 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, until ready to bake.
  • Preheat oven to 350 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 15 minutes or until cookies appear brown and set. Let cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack and let them cool and crisp on rack.
  • Repeat with remaining cookies. The cookie 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.

Notes

If you don't have a scale, make sure to stir and aerate your flour before measuring. Do not pack the cup.