Friday, January 17, 2014

Buttery Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Cookies Recipe

I was trying to figure out something I could do to use up the big box of Quaker Oats that I knew I'd never eat bowl by bowl.  It's not that I don't like oatmeal, because I do.  As a matter of fact, I prefer it over all the Sugar Smacks, Count Chocola, and other kid cereals that somehow find their way into my pantry. I just didn't want it to go to waste, since it had probably originally came out of my pocket, and my idea.
     Ok.. maybe I was just looking for something sweet to eat that I could say was semi-healthy in some way and I knew oatmeal lowers your cholesterol. Maybe I could convince Cheryl that all the butter and stuff was being offset by the fibery goodness of the oatmeal. Fat Chance.

Oatmeal's Amazing Healing Powers

Actually, it's very true.  Eating oatmeal on a daily basis will lower your cholesterol. This is especially true if you don't add sugar, butter, and other empty calorie things to it. Just eat it as close to natural as you can. And so that you know, the steel cut oats are even better for you.
But you don't care about that. You just want to make some great tasting cookies. So here's the recipe. This is one of those recipes, by the way, that come out better if you follow the instructions as close as possible. Nobody will know if you don't, but there is a slight differenc.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Heat oven to 35 0°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  • Add oats and raisins; mix well.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time Time: 08 min
  • Bar Cookies: Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. 24 BARS.
  • Stir in 1 cup chopped nuts.
  • Substitute 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or candy-coated chocolate pieces for raisins; omit cinnamon.
  • Substitute 1 cup diced dried mixed fruit.
HIGH ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Increase flour to 1-3/4 cups and bake as directed

About Potato Chip Sandwich

According to some people, men can't tell time, can't follow directions and can't cook. That's simply not true. The owner and author of the site, me..  can cook. This site is simply a way for me to keep up with my recipes without putting it into my other 10 or so blogs. Everything is Google-ized, so it's connected to all my other stuff. I suggests you try the BBQ. This site gets it's name from road trips when I was in my 20's. By the time we would head home...all we could afford was a loaf of bread and some potato chips.

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