There’s more to life than chocolate-chip. Nutty and even nutritious, an oatmeal cookie done right is an absolute joy. Oats – nutty, nutritious grains, are said to lower bad cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar and mitigate high blood pressure. You can concoct a recipe with all kinds of additions, but this taken-for-granted super-grain should always be the star of the cookie.
Prep Time – 45 minutes
Cook Time – 10 minutes
Total Time – 55 minutes
Yields – 22 cookies
- 1cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour (maida)
- 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2tsp baking soda
- 1/4tsp salt
- 1/2cup of softened unsalted butter
- 1/2cup brown sugar
- 1/4cup granulated sugar
- 1large egg
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1and 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set this aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar for 1-2 minutes until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until fully combined.
- Slowly mix in the previously prepared dry mixture and continue mixing until just combined, then add in the oats until fully combined.
- Cover the cookie dough tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
- Once the dough is chilled, remove it from the refrigerator. Roll the cookie dough into balls, place them on the pan and very gently press down with your hand to flatten each ball dough slightly (make sure not to flatten them completely, just slightly). Make sure to leave a little room between each ball of cookie dough as they will spread a little while they bake.
- Bake in separate batches at 350°F or 180°C for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden brown and the top is set. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
That’s about it – your delicious and nutritious cookies are ready. Who thought we’d hear those two words in the same line? Let us know how the cookies turned out in the comments.
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