Coffee and cookies… they just go together, right? Or is that cookies and milk… Well, this mama likes coffee with her cookies. Imagine if you will, it’s after dinner, the kiddos are asleep, the cafe lights are on outside, and you and your love are sitting at the patio farm table with warm cups of coffee and some chewy, melt-in-your-mouth cookies… Sounds peaceful, right?
Seriously, that’s one of my favorite places to rest, and I think it’s because it reminds me of the days when I was a kid and my mom would take us to Great Harvest Bread Company. They had these giant (like, as big as your face) cookies chock full of oatmeal, chocolate chips and raisins. They were delicious. You seriously couldn’t eat just one… Okay, you could because Mom only allowed us one, but if I’d had it my way, I’m pretty sure I could’ve pounded three or four of those.
This past week, we had a really fun photo shoot with the kids where we baked cookies together and just let the kids go nuts. There was flour and sugar everywhere and so much laughter! We’ll have those up to show you soon, but in the meantime, the cookies really were delicious and we promised we’d share the recipe, so here it is! I hope it brings you laughter and fun and precious memories!
Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 2 sticks salted butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 cups quick oats
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups raisins
- (Optional pecans or other nut)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Mix together your dry ingredients (flour, soda and salt) in a bowl and set aside. Using an electric mixer, blend together brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter until creamy. Add vanilla and milk then beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Finally, hand-stir in the oats, chocolate chips and raisins (and nuts if you prefer).
Drop spoonfuls of the cookie batter onto a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes (12 for crispier cookies), let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!