The Best And Easiest Cookies Ever
Once you know this recipe you will never (OK almost never) make other cookies!
I haven’t met anyone who didn’t like these. They are a bit soft and gooey or a bit harder (if you keep them in the oven a bit longer or use less or normal sugar) but always delicious. The best part is you can make them in 30 minutes flat including baking! And there are multiple varieties you can make. We all love the triple chocolate one but they are also great with cinnamon and raisins, with pecan and white chocolate, with cranberries etc etc.
Triple chocolate oatmeal cookies
- 150g butter
- 200g soft brown sugar (if you like them really gooey you should use more, up to 230g)
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 235g oatmeal (coarse or semi-coarse raw flakes)
- 125g flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 175g chocolate or raisins and cinnamon or pecans, cinnamon and cranberries or coconut, coconut flour (instead of the normal one) and malibu or any other ingredient you like
the basic ingredients:
With my homemade vanilla extract: you don’t have to buy the expensive thing next time: you can make this yourself by putting used whole vanilla beans in a small glass jar (with a lid!) with some vodka (or rum, bourbon etc as long as it’s at least 35% alcohol) and leave it for a month, turning the jar every several days. Easiest if you put it in a dark place where you have to get something regularly so you don’t forget to turn it. I have mine in the cupboard with the tea cups and refill the jar with vodka every time it’s starting to run low. And whenever I use whole vanilla pods I just put them in the jar after using.
Preheat the (convection) oven to 180 degrees
Mix the butter with the sugar in a kitchen machine (or by hand if you don’t have one) until soft and light. Add the vanilla, salt and egg and mix again. Than add the flour, baking powder, oatmeal and other ingredients (the chocolate/raisins/cranberries/coconut etc). Mix/stir quickly until combined.
Roll the dough into balls, place them on a baking tray with enough space between them and squish them a bit with a fork.
Bake the cookies for app 20 minutes. They will still be soft when you take them out so leave them for a few minutes on the tray. Than take them off to cool down on a rack.
And you can always tell yourself (or others you serve them to) that they are kind of healthy; oatmeal
Don’t get me wrong; they are absolutely not at all healthy! But who cares (once in a while you are entitled to something really good aren’t you?!).
For the coconut version of this cookie I also use coconut flour instead of normal flour. It gives a more intense coconut flavour. You could even substitute the butter by coconut oil to make it a complete coconut feast 🙂
This option with raisin and cinnamon is the second biggest hit in our household. But everything with chocolate always wins…