This is definitely my favorite dessert recipe; I LOVE oatmeal cookies so being able to perfect my own homemade oatmeal cookie recipe has been a deliciously rewarding experience. #Cookies #Baking #Dessert #Homemade
"True happiness is knowing there are cookies in the oven."
2. Always sift your dry ingredients such as flour, sugar, salt and especially baking powder and baking soda. This will break up any lumps and make it easier to mix into other ingredients.
3. Invest in a nice baking pan. The last thing you want is a low quality baking pan that warps and ruins your cookies. I prefer the bakeware from 'Sur La Table' or 'Le Creuset' but no matter what brand you chose, this will save you so much headache when baking.
4. Allow the cookies to cool before moving them. Yes I know it's tempting but leave those cookies alone!
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
8 Tbsp applesauce (or two eggs)
1 Tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tsp baking soda
1 Tsp salt
1 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats
*1/2 cup nuts and/or raisins/cranberries/chocolate chips (optional)
In a large bowl, blend butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until creamy. Mix in applesauce then add vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Blend this in with the creamed mixture and add oatmeal along any other toppings. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure that all ingredients are well blended. Cover and chill dough for one hour.
Preheat the oven to 375. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (this is optional but I prefer parchment paper) and roll the dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Gently press each cookie with a fork or spoon, be careful not too over flatten, you want it slightly raised.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool for a bit before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!