Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
A great way to start your week, these thick and chewy oatmeal cookies are great as-is or you can customize them with your choice of add-ins. The buttery flavor in every bite is sure to have you coming back for more.
Well we’ve made it to the end of June, folks. The summer is off to a good start at our house–we’ve already been on two little adventures: the beach and the mountains. Both were successful in my book. Sometimes that’s hard to accomplish with a family of three young boys, but I’m happy to report that all three boys had fun (as did mom and dad). We’re headed off at the end of the week to Michigan to visit family there. It’s going to be a long trek but I’m hoping we’ll go three-for-three in our getaways and have a great time. Being up in MI over July 4th means WE don’t have to throw a big shindig ourselves. That’s up to my brother and his wife (that’s who we’re staying with). And I know a big shindig is probably in the works. Sarah (my SIL) and I will no doubt run to the grocery store and pick up what’s needed for the big cookout. And I’m sure making cookies will probably be on the to-do list. I typically bake with my niece and nephews while I’m up there. Perhaps these oatmeal cookies will be the ones to make.
This is a great base oatmeal cookie recipe. When I was checking this blog for oatmeal cookies, I realized there wasn’t just a simple plain oatmeal cookie recipe on here. So here ya go. You can add in whatever your heart desires with this recipe–chocolate chips, raisins, M&Ms, nuts…really, whatever you’re in the mood for. I kept it simple and went with plain oatmeal. But don’t be fooled–these cookies are very tasty as-is. The salty butteriness shines through.The texture–the firmness but softness is so good. They would also be great used as a sandwich cookies. I kept thinking how amazing they would be with some peanut butter icing in the middle…yum. So be as creative (or not) as you want with these!
I used a little bit of Golden Barrel organic cane sugar but I think the star of the show is the brown sugar. That subtle flavor really comes through in these cookies. I ran out of light brown (used about 1/4 of a cup) so I finished off the called-for 1 cup with dark brown sugar. So my cookies turned out a bit darker than if I would have used all light brown sugar. Use what you have, or what you prefer–if you want more of a deeper flavor, the dark brown sugar is what you want.
Perfect used for ice cream sandwiches, these cookies are the jumping-off point to whatever your heart desires. Mitch paired his with chocolate ice cream the other day and it looked amazing. So be creative with add-ins or as a sandwich with either icing or ice cream, or eat them as-is…whatever you choose I’m sure will hit the spot.