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The Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie

Toddlers & up
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Crispy or chewy? Chocolate chips or raisins? Large-flake or quick oats? It seems with oatmeal cookies, everyone has an opinion. a secret ingredient makes these a great chewy version.
The Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie

Serving: 6 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 stick + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups large-flake rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins OR chocolate chips
DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix dry ingredients together and set aside. Cream the shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add in the yogurt or applesauce and vanilla. Blend in the oats and flour mixture. Finally, stir in raisins or chips. OR you can divide the batter then add half the amount to each half. Drop by small tablespoon onto cookie sheets and bake 11 minutes approx. Don't let them brown! Cool and serve.

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