Wednesday, April 24, 2013

the perfect oatmeal cookie recipe

We had our second round on the Fellowship team a week ago.  I cut up some oranges and made M&M cookies that turned out average at best.  But that wasn't all...

I was craving oatmeal cranberry white chocolate chip cookies, so I was on the hunt for a good recipe.   Mom said that her oatmeal cookies always flatten and spread.  Lois said that her recipe was nothing special.  

So I turned to Pinterest.  And this is what I found:

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

  • ½ cup (1 stick) plus 6 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups oatmeal (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
  3. Add flour, baking soda and cinnamon, mix well.
  4. Add oats, raisins, cranberries, chocolate chips and coconut, mix well.
  5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 9-11 minutes (9 for me) or until the edges are golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool. Store in airtight container.

I will never need another oatmeal cookie recipe!   It was amazing!   The cookies did not spread!   In fact, they didn't even lose their shape when baked.  And they stayed soft!

I used a cup of white chocolate chips and a cup of craisens, and wished there were more craisens.  I'm looking forward to making them again!

So, Mom - here's a good oatmeal recipe! 


  1. Thanks, I'll have to try it sometime. OR you could make some next time you are here !!!

    1. Sure - you provide the ingredients and I'll provide the work! They are very yummy!