Everyone needs a go-to recipe for basic Oatmeal Raisin cookies, and these are our favorite! Nothing fancy, but just a simple chewy, soft cookie that is full of old-fashioned goodness.
These are the perfect homemade cookie - a soft and chewy texture, plump sweet raisins and tender pecan pieces, buttery brown sugar and cinnamon flavor throughout....perfection!
This cookie dough begins with creamed butter, dark brown sugar and granulated sugar. The sugar is not only for sweetening the cookie, but provides structure to the cookie.
I use slightly more brown sugar than white sugar because it contains more moisture than white sugar, and makes for a slightly caramelized and tender cookie. The little bit of molasses can hardly be detected, but it also adds to the wonderful flavor.
These are perfect warm from the oven with a tall glass of icy cold milk. And if you can pull a container of these out in the middle of a camping or boating trip, you will be a baking goddess!
For a little extra craziness, layer a small scoop of vanilla ice cream between two of these chewy cookies for a wonderful Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich; you can also crumble some of these cookies over butter pecan ice cream for a delicious treat.
Hope that you will enjoy as much as we do!