Classic Oatmeal Cookies (Cheat)

Who here loves oatmeal?

Me: *raises hand*

Who here loves cookies?

Me: *raises both hands*

Who here loves oatmeal cookies?

Me: *raises both hands and a foot*

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I used to think that cookies and milk simply looked nice together, but I never actually ate cookies with milk. Milk wasn’t something I drank because I liked drinking it. For my entire childhood, I’d chug down a giant cup of warm milk at the end of breakfast just because my mom told me to.

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That’s different now. I tried sugary cereal with cold milk, and discovered the joys of cereal milk. I tried packaged chocolate biscuits with milk, and now I can’t get enough. Now, there’s oatmeal cookies with milk. H-e-a-v-e-n.

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Classic Oatmeal Cookies

Makes approx. 18 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1  cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
  3. In a large bowl, use a stand mixer or hand mixer to cream together the butter and both sugars until the mixture is fluffy
  4. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and molasses until fully combined
  5. Fold in the flour mixture until just combined. Do not over mix
  6. Fold in the oats, cranberries, and chocolate chips until evenly mixed in
  7. Take about 2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a rough ball, placing it on a lined cookie sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough. You should get around 18 balls of dough (aka cookies). Don’t place the cookies to close together
  8. Bake for 11-13 minutes until golden brown
  9. Allow to cool and serve (with milk 😉 )
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