Oatmeal cookies. It’s a childhood staple. My mom was never a baker, but we would always have oatmeal cookies around. Right now, its cold and I need some warmth in this house. Also, this cold weather is making my allergies go crazy. We had over the weekend and then it went to “feels like 2 degrees”. My boricua blood is not used to this and I have lived in the US (mainly the Midwest) since 2013.
I like to add a half a cup of almond flour. It adds to the chewy factor for the cookies. It also adds a little bit of nutty flavor. You can make these cookies completely gluten free by using almond flour as your main flour. These cookies are delicious. Make your house smell heavenly. Here’s my Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies!
Makes 24 – 30 cookies
Depends on the size of a cookie/ ice cream scoop that you use. I had a
smaller ice cream scoop so it made 30 cookies.
Oven 350 degrees
Cook time: 13-15 mins. (More if you want them crunchy. 11-12 minutes if you a super soft cookie).
Rest time: 10 minutes (20 if you are are good)
- 1 cup (packed) of light brown sugar
- 1 cup (packed) of dark brown sugar
- 1 cup of salted butter (2 sticks). If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of kosher salt. Softened.
- 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup of almond flour
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 3 cups of old-fashion oats.
The best deal on oats is if you buy in the bulk bin aisle!
- Preheat oven for 350.
- In an electric mixer, beat the sugars and the butter together until fluffy and creamy. Add the vanilla and beat it all together. Add one egg at a time and beat together. Scrape the bowl after everything is mixed and beat again.
- In a separate bowl add the flours, the salt, and the baking soda.
- Add the flour in stages and mix.
- Used the cookie scoop (ice cream scoop, tablespoon, etc) and add to a rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 13 minutes. If you want them to be softer, you can bake them for 11 or 12 minutes.
- Let the cookies rest.
Make them all extra: Add some brown sugar on top, chopped nuts or eat them as is!
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