Sunday, December 5, 2010

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

I've made these cookies 7 or 8 times since I got the recipe from my aunt a few years ago and they are always a hit.  They have the classic rich and crunchy taste of an oatmeal cookie with surprising hints of coconut and butterscotch.  I brought them to Thanksgiving at John's aunt and uncle's house this year  and I think they'd also be a Christmas cookie that won't disappoint!  

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Makes 4 - 5 dozen

1 1/2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda 
2 1/4 cups oatmeal
1 cup raisins
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat the butter (room temperature) and sugar on medium high in an electric mixing stand.  Add egg, water, and vanilla and mix well.  In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, and oatmeal, then add to the butter/sugar mix.  Beat on high until well blended, then add the last 5 ingredients.  Drop by rounded tablespoon on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. These will definitely be put in our cookie rotation. They look tasty!

    -Brandon D.