Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chopped Walnuts
Check any Favorite Cookies List and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies always rank in the top ten. This recipe is based on one we found on Smitten Kitchen. We love it for so many reasons. The flavor isn’t too sweet. The texture is chewy and crunchy, without being tough or hard. They’re simple to make. And the icing on the cake? The scent that wafts from the oven while they’re cooking is amazing. That same amazing cookie smell will float around every time you open the cookie jar.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened at room temperature
2/3 cup (125 grams) light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg, at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp table salt
1.5 cups (120 grams) rolled oats
3/4 cup (120 grams) raisins
1/2 cup walnuts (65 grams), chopped
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- Stir flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture.
- Stir in oats, raisins and walnuts.
- Chill dough 30 minutes-1 hour.
- Set cookies two inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes. (They should look a little undercooked on top but browned around the edges.)
- Let sit on hot baking sheet five minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Makes 24 cookies, 25 grams each
Approx. 105 calories per cookie