This never-ending winter has given me so many days in the kitchen scouring over recipes and perfecting flavors. Believe me when I say my freezer is stuffed full or trial runs! As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been having a great time leafing through old family recipes and seeing certain ingredients crossed out and others having “very good” written by them. This is one of those recipes. A very good all-in-one oatmeal cookie. I must admit, I agree this is a delicious and almost candy-like cookie, chocked full of so many good things. It’s definitely an indulgence worth making!
Watch how to make these oatmeal cookies:
All-In-One Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 cups quick oats
- ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts (optional)
- 1 cup chopped dates
- ½ cup raisins
- 2 tbsp orange rind
- 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Using an electric or hand mixer, cream the butter and sugars thoroughly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla extract. Then add flour, salt, and baking soda and beat slowly to incorporate. Blend in oats, walnuts, dates, raisins, orange rind, and finally chocolate chips. Your mixer may not be able to handle mixing in chocolate chips. If it is pulling down, you may need to fold them in by hand.
- After everything is completely mixed, start scooping cookies onto baking sheets. Cookie scoops (also called iced cream scoops) make the cookies uniform and you can pick your size. I like a larger (3-ounce) scoop for hearty cookies like these.
- Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven just before the middle of the cookie is done. They will finish baking once removed.
- Let cool on the baking pan for five minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.