Sometimes after dinner I just want something sweet. My snack of choice lately has been a pack of fruit snacks. They are small, sweet, and are just enough to curb my craving. However, there are some days when I want something more. On those days I almost always want a cookie after dinner and since I'm a baker I usually end up baking a batch on the spot!
Usually when it comes to "on the spot" cookies I go with chocolate chip. I always have the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies in my kitchen so I know it's something I can bake. But every once in a while I'm just not feeling chocolate. I know that's hard to believe but there are days when I want something different and one of those days was last week.
I was sitting on the couch after dinner thinking about cookies. The problem was that I didn't want a chocolate chip cookie but I wasn't sure what else I could make. I grabbed my recipe folder stuffed full of recipes I've cut out of magazines. What? You don't have a recipe folder? That's just sad. My recipe folder is purple and it's stuffed full and kept in my desk for safe keeping.
The first recipe I came to that sounded delicious was one for Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies. I almost passed it up thinking that there were raisins in them and I knew that I didn't have any raisins. After giving a quick glance at the recipe I realized that the cookies didn't have raisins in them so I went into the kitchen to make sure that I had what I needed. I was super happy to see that I did.
So what makes these cookies different from traditional oatmeal cookies? It's a basic cookie recipe filled with oats and brown sugar. The thing that is a little bit different is that these cookies are rolled in powdered sugar before they are baked. This leads to a sweet coating on the outside while the inside is soft and delicious.
These cookies are awesome! I loved how they were chewy and soft at the same time. The powdered sugar left a nice, sweet coating on the cookies and they were so good warm from the oven. I could have probably gobbled up the entire tray myself but luckily I took them in to work the next day and shared with my friends.
- 14 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 c. brown sugar
- ⅓ c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 ½ c. flour
- 2 ¼ c. oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Mix until they are well combined.
- Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- Add the flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, baking soda, and baking powder to the sugar mixture. Mix until just combined.
- Put the powdered sugar in a small bowl.
- Scoop and roll the dough into 1 ½ inch balls. Roll in the powdered sugar and place on a cookie sheet. Place 2-3 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crackled. Let cool for 3 minutes on the baking sheet then remove to a wire rack to cool.
Recipe slightly adapted from Christina Tosi