I love oatmeal cookies, especially old fashioned gooey oatmeal cookies! I know the world loves oatmeal raisin cookies but I'm sorry, I prefer chocolate chips in mine. #SorryNotSorry
In the midst of an oatmeal cookie craving recently I panicked. I had everything I needed except brown sugar and I wasn't at all interested in going to the store to get some. Ugh, I was pretty emotionally invested in having oatmeal cookies. I needed to focus.
I did a quick google search and realized I could make brown sugar if I happened to have molasses. Why would I have molasses? Holy crap, I have molasses and it's never been opened! When did I buy this? Wait. OMG I can make brown sugar and have oatmeal cookies to munch on while I watch ALL the episodes of Criminal Minds on A&E.
Seriously, 1 1/2 tsp of molasses mixed with a cup granulated sugar and bam = brown sugar for my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!
Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 2 sticks margarine or butter, softened
3/4 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup(s) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 Teaspoon(s) vanilla
1 1/2 Cup(s) all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon(s) Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon(s) salt (optional)
3 Cup(s) Oatmeal (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1.) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
3.) Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
4.) Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
6.) Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown.
7.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.