Somebody at work brought in some hard oatmeal cookies and they were delicious, and they put me in a baking mood. I had never made oatmeal cookies before and found this recipe online for soft oatmeal cookies, and I added the oatmeal chips. Tasted just like the ones my grandma used to make, except she used raisins instead of chocolate.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
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
*raisins and chocolate chips optional, I added approx half a small regular sized bag of chocolate chips, but just use your own judgment.
1.) In a medium bowl, cream together butter and both sugars. beat in eggs 1 at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture. Mix in oats. Cover and chill dough for at least 1 hour.
2.) Preheat oven to 375. Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart from each other. Sprinkle a little sugar on each cookie and press down with fork.
3.) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet 5 minutes and transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.