I love to bake. I love to bake sweets. Cooking is fun sometimes, but I’m definitely more of a dessert kind of gal. I also love oats. I think I’ve said this before, but I really crave oats sometimes….horse? lol. Anyways, I’ve tried really hard to find a good oatmeal cookie recipe because I’m really picky when it comes to cookies, especially my oatmeal cookie. I don’t like raisins, I don’t like cake-like cookies, I don’t like flat cookies. I like them chewy but not underdone, they can have a few chocolate chips but not too many. I could go on but I won’t. About a month ago I tried an oatmeal craisin white chocolate chip cookie that was on the craisin package. I had high hopes…they were crushed. It was really bread-like and just too much going on with the chips and the craisins. Then, I came across this recipe and decided to give it a try. I made a couple alterations which I’ll add in my recipe below but let me tell you. These were EXACTLY what I have been searching for. A little cinnamony, some coconut to add to the texture, good ‘ol fashioned oat nuttiness, perfectly chewy and oh so good. My husband LOVED them and he is NOT a sweets person. At all. He actually asked me to make them a second time yesterday and planned his sleeping schedule around when they would be done. I’m not joking. That never happens in our house. I literally ate 10 cookies in a row. I know lots of people on baking blogs say they do that kind of stuff and I never believe them. Well, believe me. I ate 10 in a row, maybe more.
Best Ever Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup butter-softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1.5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
Combine butter and sugars and cream until smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla. Add soda, cinnamon, coconut, and oats mixing well. Slowly beat in flour. Then add your cinnamon chips.
Refrigerate the dough until firm (about 1 hour or 15-20 minutes in the freezer). Preheat oven to 325 and bake for 11 minutes (pretty much exactly). They look a little uncooked in the middle but they set up perfectly. You have to refrigerate the dough or it won’t stay in tact while baking. Enjoy!!!