Wednesday, November 19, 2008

OATMEAL COOKIES with a little extra

Oatmeal cookies are a classic that just can't be beat. The oatmeal goodness and the chewy raisins make for a great cookie that has substance. I made some recently and had these cinnamon chips that I got for practically nothing (last year, ehem). Has it really been that long? So, here the Holiday season is upon us again and I am just getting around to making them. Didn't matter they were delicious anyhow.

I also added some toasted wheat germ, about a half of a cup. It made the cookies crisp, which I do not really like in an oatmeal cookie. Those around me didn't seem to mind and actually my Dad prefers a crispy cookie. If you want a crispy cookie, add the wheat germ!

And no offense S-- M--- but lately the raisins have been kind of hard and I have found branches in my boxes. So recently I have been investing in these "flame raisins" at the local health food store. They are chunky, chewy and yummy! Makes a world of difference.

Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness

1/2 pound (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup raisins
1 cup cinnamon chips
1/2 cup wheat germ

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients in a seperate bowl and then combine with wet mixture. Add raisins, oats, wheat germ and chips. Use a scoop and drop onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for about ten to twelve minutes.

*If you ever have a crispy cookie that you want to soften, place a piece of apple or a piece of bread in the container with the cookies. The cookies will "steal" the moisture fromt he bread or apple piece and become soft.


kat said...

We prefer cookies chewy too. What are cinnamon chips? I've never seen them.

Lori said...

Kat- cinnamon chips- they are like chocolate chips only cinnamon. They are in the baking food aisle- near the baking chips. etc. They are here at least.

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh yum! I need to find some cinnamon chips!

Indigo said...

I love oatmeal cookies; so simple, but always so good. You're so right, they're a classic!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Wheat germ is a good thing to add to make you think you're having a healthy snack!

giz said...

well...since i can add wheat germ they won't have calories, right? Crispy cookies are my favourites.

Grace said...

what, you don't like the taste of grape stems? :)
what we have here are some awesome cookies made even better by some little ol' cinnamon chips. and wheat germ, of course. but mostly little ol' cinnamon chips. :)