Oatmeal Cookies Customized Your Way

. . . is great for parties, tailgating, holidays, or just because you want to make comfort cookies on a rainy day. This recipe has been one of my cookie “staples” over the years.

Fresh baked chocolate chip rye cookies on 2 cooking racks on a table.Do you like a good oatmeal cookie?

If you do, here is an easy recipe that you can customize to your taste.

This recipe has been one of my cookie “staples” over the years. I loved it so much that I clipped it off a Cub Foods grocery pamphlet, taped it to a recipe card, and put a plastic sleeve over it. Do you write notes on the back of your recipe cards? I do to note any changes I make.Notes on back of 3 by 5 recipe card.Cut out recipe taped to 3 by 5 recipe card

This makes 6 dozen small cookies using a teaspoon to drop the dough. While I’m sharing the picture of the original, I will also type it below so you can read it.

Use your imagination with CHEWY OATMEAL COOKIES PLUS — Cream together 1 cup softened butter or margarine, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup brown sugar. Add 2 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla. Combine 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt; add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Beat in 2 1/2 to 3 cups rolled oats. Choose your own “plus” to add — 2 to 3 Tbsp. peanut butter — chopped nuts — chocolate, mint, peanut butter or butterscotch chips — raisins. Drop 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 10 minutes. Makes about 6 dozen.Mixing bowl with cookie ingredients partially mixed and waiting to stir in last ingredients.

As usual, I tweaked the recipe to use what I had on hand and to suit me. Here are the ingredients I used for this batch of cookies:
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp powdered vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup Einkorn flour
Slightly less than 1 tsp. baking soda
Omitted by mistake – 1 tsp baking powder
No salt added
3 cups rolled rye
1 cup dark chocolate chips

These cookies turned out great, even though I forgot the baking powder, and are chewy with the rolled rye. Of course, the dark chocolate is a taste treat when you bite into the cookie. When removing them from the baking sheet straight out of the oven, they were a bit fragile. They “set” once they are cool and aren’t as fragile. They were flatter than usual.Baked cookies on baking sheet with one row removed and spatula on the baking sheet.

I later made a second batch of these cookies with the rolled rye and included the baking powder. My husband likes the no baking powder version better. This batch was plumper.

This Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Plus is great for parties, tailgating, holidays, or just because you want to make comfort cookies on a rainy day. Customize your own batch and enjoy! Dark chocolate is my favorite add, what is your favorite add?

Author: Cindy Avery

Retired from education, Cindy still likes to learn and enjoys sharing useful and unique information. She hopes to encourage others in their learning journey.

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