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Mom’s Crispy, Chewy Oatmeal Cookies October 3, 2012

Filed under: Recipes — Piper Long @ 7:43 am
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These are my family’s favorite oatmeal cookies. They’re crispy, chewy and perfect.

Although I must say, when it comes to oatmeal cookie additions, we are a family divided.

I’ve always been one to like raisins and nuts in my oatmeal cookie. Drover and all three of our offspring prefer oatmeal cookies stuffed with chocolate. So whenever I make oatmeal cookies, I take a bit of the basic batter and add raisins n nuts for me. The rest of the dough is filled with any or sometimes every type of chocolate goody I have on hand.

Here’s how you make ’em:
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Start by sweetening your butter with sugar.
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Stir in an egg.
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Add flour.
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Salt.
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Baking soda.
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And oats.

At this point, you have a perfectly delicious cookie mix, ready to bake.

But if you want to dress them up a bit, you can add…
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some brickle.
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Or maybe some semi-sweet chocolate chips!
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Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown.
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Here’s the recipe:

Oatmeal Cookies

makes 15 cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup optional goodies (raisins, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips or brickle)

Cream together softened butter, sugars and egg. Add vanilla, flour, salt and baking soda. Mix well. Add oats and optional goodies. Stir just until combined.

Drop walnut-sized mounds of dough on cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 350 oven for about 10 minutes.

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