Oatmeal, raisin, and chocolate chip cookies

Reading “When you were inside mommy” to 5-year-old…

5-year-old: Did I have play-doh in your tummy?
Me: No.
5-year-old: Did I have books then?
Me: No.
5-year-old: What did I have?
Me: Ugh..nothing.
5-year-old: Soooooo boring!

(It’s a typical case when educational books backfire on parents!)

Oatmeal, raisin, and chocolate chip cookies

(Adapted from Smitten Kitchen)

For about 18-19 cookies

115 g butter (at room temperature)
100 g light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
95 g all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
120 g old-fashioned rolled oats
80 g raisin
130 g chocolate chips

Note: If omitting chocolate chips, increase sugar to 125 g and raisins to 120 g, and add 60 g walnuts. 

  1. In a large bowl, use a handheld mixer to whip butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Add egg and vanilla extract and whip until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift flour + baking soda + ground cinnamon + salt.
  4. Use a spatula to add the flour mixture to the butter-sugar bowl.
  5. Add oats, raisins, chocolate (or walnuts if using). Mix until combined.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  7. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  8. Use an ice-cream scoop to shape the dough on to the lined baking tray (2″ apart).
  9. Bake for 10′-11′, or until the edges are golden.