It’s Mother’s Day today. Love you Mom!
Music Video ~ Carrie Underwood
My beautiful mom loves Oatmeal Cookies. So, I found a recipe posted on a blog called Norah’s Menus and Recipes.
It’s a recipe by America’s Test Kitchen. I made a few adjustments. I used cranberries instead of raisins. Used cinnamon instead of nutmeg and added vanilla extract and walnuts.
To preserve the soft and chewiness of the cookies, I individually wrap each cookie in plastic wrap.
BIG AND CHEWY
The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook
Norah’s Menus and Recipes
Adapted by Carmen Ortiz of Baking is my Zen
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (Instead, I used 2 teaspoons cinnamon)
16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (my addition)
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups raisins (Instead, I used 1 cup craisins)
1 cup chopped walnuts (my addition)
Oven temperature: 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; set aside.
Beat the butter and sugars at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down bowl.
Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down bowl.
Add vanilla extract. Mix to combine.
Decrease speed to low and slowly add the dry ingredients until combined, about 30 seconds.
Mix in the oats, craisins and walnuts until just incorporated.
Chill dough for a hour or more. I chill overnight. ( chilling is OPTIONAL)
Using large ice cream scooper, scoop cookie dough on parchment lined baking sheet.
Space cookies about 2 inches apart.
Bake, switching and rotating the sheets halfway through the baking time, until the cookies turn golden brown around the edges, 22-25 minutes. (My cookies were done in 20 minutes) (SECRET TO CHEWY COOKIES: Don’t overbake)
Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes.
Using a wide metal spatula, transfer the cookies to a wire rack.
Cool to room temperature.
Wrap individually in plastic wrap to keep cookie texture chewy.
To all moms…have a wonderful day!
Peace in Baking,
Baking is my Zen…sweet nibbles for the soul
NOTE: DO NOT use my photography WITHOUT PERMISSION.