It’s a good time for some simple, yet totally delicious cookie recipes, don’t you think?
Well, at least one good cookie recipe for now, because sometimes that’s all you need. That’s why I’m sharing these. Because these are the type of cookies that you can serve anytime, anywhere and everyone love them.
I think this may have been the first cookie recipe I ever made, actually. My mom was always known, among other things, for her amazing oatmeal cookies. She taught me how to cream the butter just right and get the dough to that perfect texture. FYI, The dough is really the best part. I’m such a dough girl.
I’ve added my own touches to the recipe since then but it is essentially still the same. Oh, and of course I threw in some cranberries today because it’s the holidays and some chocolate because, well, chocolate!
I’d like to think that I make a pretty good cookie but somehow Mom’s are always the best, you know? I don’t think I can ever top her classics. I like it that way though. Besides, there are still plenty of things that I can put my own spin on and call my own. No need to fix what ain’t broke with these. I know, I know, I did add to them but, like I said, the cookie is still the same.
I actually only made half of these with the add-ins because they are so good by themselves, well, and we didn’t have any more cranberries (another thing that’s hard to come by here, but I won’t even go there.). The point, these are perfect for that cookie exchange or holiday get-together on your calendar. Just try them and ou will see what I mean. They’re just the best, that’s all there is to it!
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups butter (2 1/2 sticks)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup semi-sweet dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees a F and line cookie sheet(s) with parchment or silicone pads.
- Cream butter and sugars together in a large mixing bowl until sugar is smooth. Beat in egg for about one minute until light and fluffy. Add soda, salt, and vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in flour followed by oatmeal. Last, mix in the chocolate and cranberries.
- Roll the dough into balls and place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Use the palm of your hand to slightly flatten each cookie. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes until edges are golden.
- Cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.