Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies are very easy to make. You need just two bowls, an electric mixer, and 10 minutes of active preparation time. You can have one of those babies in less than 30 minutes when you like to eat freshly baked warm cookies.
Start with melting the butter. You can do this easily in the microwave. To make sure that the butter is not too hot when you use it, I recommend melting the butter by about 2/3 and then stir until the rest of the butter is melted. It should be dull and not look-through, then it’s perfect.
In a large mixing bowl, mix butter and brown sugar until combined about 1 minute. Then add egg and vanilla and mix to combine. I always use vanilla beans, but vanilla extract is also fine.
Then add flour, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine.
Please make sure that you spoon and level the flour to avoid adding too much flour to the cookie dough. Too many dry ingredients dry cookies out. And nobody wants dry cookies, right? They should be soft, chewy, with a slight crisp around the edges.
Speaking of chewy. The oats add an extra chewy factor to the cookies. These Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies contain just 1 cup of flour but 1+1/4 cups of oats. This ratio makes sure that the cookies are soft and chewy.
In the end, add raisins and chocolate. I added ½ cup of raisins and a ¼ cup of chocolate chips. Believe me. The chocolate chips belong to these cookies. They don’t overpower the taste, and the chocolate taste is just light, but it’s here. And this in a positive way. The light chocolate taste is a great fit for the cookies.
If you don’t want to add chocolate chips to your cookies, you could skip the chocolate chips and replace them 1:1 with additional raisins or you skip it completely without any substitution.