My mother makes the best oatmeal cookies! THE BEST. Growing up we wanted them for every holiday, and every occasion. There was only one thing wrong with them…RAISINS. Ugh!!! If you love raisins please keep eating them. They are sooooo good for you!! I just cannot eat them. I always pick the raisins out.
I was in the “cookie-making” mood so I made her cookies. It reminded me so much of the cookies I grew up eating and loving WITHOUT the raisins! Lol! It’s basically the Quaker old-fashioned cookie recipe. I just made some modifications based on what I had at home, like substituting cream cheese in place of some butter. Add 1 cup of dried cranberries to the cookie dough if you really want to party! De-friggin-licious!
White Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Yields: 3 Dozen
1 stick of Unsalted butter, softened
4 tbsp Cream Cheese, softened
3/4c. Brown Sugar
1/2c. Granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 1/2c. All purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
2 1/2 c. Uncooked Quaker Oats
1/2 c. Chopped Pecans
1/2 c. White Chocolate Chips
1 c. Dried Cranberries (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350.
Cream butter, sugars, and cream cheese together in a bowl.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until combined.
Mix in oatmeal until evenly combined. Add chocolate, pecans, and cranberries.
Using a small spoon, drop cookies onto an untreated cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
This is a really good base for a cookie. You can add any kind of nuts or dried fruits that you want and it will be yummy. Enjoy!
Do you have a favorite cookie from childhood? What is it?