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Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

October 17, 2014

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

Even though it’s still in the 90’s here in New Orleans, I love the fall and once summer ends, I can’t help but want to start cooking and baking my favorite comfort foods. That includes cookies – all kinds. I saw this recipe on an episode of The Pioneer Woman and it got me craving this classic cookie.

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I normally take recipes that I find online or see on TV and modify them but I followed this one pretty much to a t (I used unsalted butter and 1/2 cups less oats) and it was perfect. It’s a new favorite at my office and some of my co-workers even said it was “The best oatmeal cookie they ever had.” Now that’s saying something.

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The dark brown sugar gives the cookies a soft texture but they stay crispy on the bottom and edges. It also gives them a great sugary, vanilla flavor.

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So kudos to the Pioneer Woman for this awesome recipe. It will definitely be a go-to for me whenever I’m in the mood for oatmeal cookies.

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Recipe:

  • 2 cups packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Butter, softened
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned Oats

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of an electric mixer (or using a hand mixer), beat together the brown sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl after each one.

Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. Add it into the creamed mixture in 2 to 3 batches, mixing until just combined. Mix in the oats until just combined.

Use your preferred size cookie scoop (or a regular spoon) to drop portions of dough onto baking sheets, spacing them a couple inches apart. Bake until dark and chewy, 12 to 13 minutes. If you’d like a crispier cookie, just cook a little longer!


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2014 11:11 pm

    Oooh! I know a certain Southerner grandpa who would appreciate these!

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    • October 21, 2014 12:41 am

      Oh yeah he would! Put them on the list!

      Like

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