Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

  September 16, 2021   Read time 1 min
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Old-fashioned and quick-cooking oats are best for baking cookies. Old-fashioned oats are chewy, nutty and have a flat, full shape. Quick-cooking (also called rolled oats) have been pressed and cut into smaller pieces. Although this recipe calls for quick-cooking oats, old-fashioned oats work just as well if you prefer a heartier, chewier oat.

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup each raisins and chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

# In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, molasses and vanilla; beat well.

# Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the raisins, pecans and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in.

# Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pans for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.