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Not only is it Cookie Quest Monday, but this week I will be talking about two versions of the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie that you will love! Here is the backstory:
Last week, my friend Lori sent me a message that had an idea she thought I should try in my Oatmeal Cookie Quest. She suggested browning the butter first. She says that she never makes cookies without doing this now because it enriches the flavor so much. She also increases the brown sugar and decreases the white sugar.. Well, of course, I had to try it!
The First Attempt-Not Bad!
I began with the basic recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on the side of a store brand of oatmeal! It called for all butter and 2 cups of flour with 3 cups of oats. I browned 1/2 of the butter first, then I poured it over the other half and melted it, as per Lori's instructions. Then I added 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 c. white sugar. This recipe called for 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. I liked that extra cinnamon as most recipes call for just 1 tsp. I also added about 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. The dough was a little on the dry side, but it tasted wonderful with that browned butter in it, plus the extra brown sugar. When the cookies came out, they were slightly puffy. They deflated a little as they sat. What I loved about these cookies was that the outside was crispy with a chewy inside. They also held up to the milk test.
While I really liked this cookie, I kept thinking that it could be better. I had loved the flavor of last weeks cookie fromBaked by an Introvert. I decided that I would take elements of my favorites so far and come up with the best cookie yet. Here is the final recipe!
As soon as these cookies came out of the oven, I knew they were going to be amazing. They just looked right! You know what I mean. Look!
The amazing thing is that I used the same sized cookie scoop for both of these recipes, here is how they look side by side.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!