I have always been a fan of oatmeal cookies. But baking them, on the other hand, is something that I tend to avoid.
Last week, I was craving for a cookie dessert. I flipped through my various recipe books… Julia Child, Wolfgang Puck, Belinda’s collection of recipes, but after some deliberation, I decided on Ina Garten’s Raisin Pecan Oatmeal cookie.
I had pretty much all the ingredients that I needed, except for the pecans. I had plenty of walnuts that I had kept frozen for freshness. (My friend’s sister came over from California and brought over bags and bags of fresh nuts.)
So during dinner, I gathered all of the ingredients and had about 5 batches worth of dough. The recipe came out to be over four dozens.
I had recently bought a new cookie sheet, and loved how much dough I could fit on one sheet pan.
I laid them out and used my large silicon spatula, dipped it in water and flattened the cookies ever so slightly.
Per the recipe, it said to bake about 350 degrees for 12-15 mins. I had to bake mine for 18-20 minutes. 18 minutes for the chewiness, and 20-22 minutes for a tad bit crunchy. I was hesitant to try these lightly browned cookies.. But after the first bite I could not help to have another helping of two… Or four! Even my husband couldn’t help himself to these bad boys (and he’s typically not a big fan of oatmeal cookies).
I found myself wanting to invite friends over to help me finish the cookies with tea.
All in all, I found a great recipe I will bookmark for the bake sale that I hope to hold in October! Charlotte – keep a lookout at work!