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Course: Sweets
Keyword: Baking, Cookies, Desserts, The Oatiest Oatmeal Cookies Ever

The Oatiest Oatmeal Cookies Ever

ACTIVE TIME: 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 8 minutes
Yield: 36 cookies
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  • 16 ounces old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 20 tablespoons (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 ounces dark brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 ounces granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces raisins, optional

Specialized Hardware

  • Digital kitchen scale
  • Food processor
  • 1 1/2-ounce disher
ACTIVE TIME: 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 8 minutes
Yield: 36 cookies

Procedure

  • Heat oven to 375ºF. Line two half-sheet pans with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Spread oats into a single layer on a half-sheet pan and bake until lightly toasted, about 20 minutes. Cool oats for 2 to 3 minutes on pan.
  • Grind half the toasted oats in a food processor until they reach the consistency of whole wheat flour, about 3 minutes. Add the baking powder, cinnamon, and salt to the food processor, and pulse 2 to 3 times to combine. Set aside.
  • Combine the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and mix on medium speed until light in color, about 3 minutes. Stop once to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Reduce the mixer speed to the lowest speed and add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix to combine. Slowly add the flour mixture until just combined. Stop once to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the remaining toasted oats and the raisins. Stir to combine.
  • Scoop the dough with a 1 1/2-ounce disher onto the prepared pans, leaving 2 inches between each mound. Bake until the cookies begin to brown around the edges, 12 to14 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through cooking. Cool on the pans for 2 minutes, and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
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