The Best Oatmeal Cookies

If there's one thing I love, it's a good cookie. I love making them, I love baking them, and especially I love eating them (and the dough too of course). Plus they're something that is easy for a child to help make, and there's nothing better than getting my little one involved in the kitchen. If she's having a bad day, the one sure way to instantly turn the day around is to let her help me bake or cook something, she loves it and I just love making memories with her. I have so many  memories of baking with my own mama at a young age, so I know these are memories that we will cherish forever, her and I baking together, it's just so much fun.

This oatmeal cookie recipe is one of the best one's I've ever made, I've obviously tweaked it a bit since I tend to do that with any recipe, but they turned out soooo soft and chewy and were even delicious almost a week later. Bella and I don't really care for raisins (but we do love chocolate chips) so when we made this recipe recently, we doubled the batch from what I'm sharing here and made half with dark chocolate chips for he and I, and raisins for Frank. We also made the cookies quite large and cooked them for about another 5 minutes than what I'm sharing below (I'm sharing the regular cookie size, temps, times and recipe for normal sized cookies below). These are so simple to make, are so delicious and sure to make everyone's tummy happy. not to mention that they make your home smell amazing AND they're great for breakfast with a glass of milk. Happy Baking!



1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup unsalted real butter

1 cup light brown sugar packed

1/4 cup organic cane sugar

2 large eggs

3 cups instant oats

2 cups dark chocolate chocolate chips or raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer (a KitchenAid works perfectly for this, but any kind will work), beat butter and sugars on high until pale and fluffy (around 3 minutes). Then add eggs into your butter and sugar mix one at a time, fully incorporating after each addition, and beat on high for 1 minute. Turn mixer to low and add flour mixture, mix until combined. Add oats in. Next add your chocolate chips or raisins. Mix until just combined. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and using a spoons, place cookies on baking sheet 2" apart (we did 9 cookies per sheet, but we also made them pretty large). Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned but center is still soft and unset (bake for 15 minutes if making larger cookies). Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely. These look super cute stacked on a cake stand btw. :) Enjoy!

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