If at all I consider there is something extra special that goad me to stock up or sway me to those blissful childhood memories are snacks which resonates back home. And I can easily say that oatmeal cookies with an array of few other ingredients like chocolate and raisin, summing it to some extent, especially the chewy texture and simple oatmeal as the main ingredient is what bought me instantly.
And I’m glad that my innate curiosity took me to the next level to try these cookies and to replicate the exact chewy texture that somewhat equals the store-bought ones. Even though it took few attempts, the simple method and few simple ingredients were the secret that helped me to get what I was trying for. What delighted me was everything happened in a breeze and easily fit under the list of hearty recipes for the lifetime!
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
¾ cup, quick cooking rolled oats
½ cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup raisins
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup Olive oil, or canola oil
1 large egg
1 tbsp vanilla
2-3 tbsp warm milk
¼ tsp. salt
Combine oil and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add beaten egg and vanilla to it. Stir well. Combine all-purpose flour, wheat flour and salt in another bowl. Add it to the creamed mixture of oil/brown sugar egg and vanilla. Mix well until everything is well blended, adding spoonful of warm milk if needed.
Stir in the chocolate chips, raisins and oats. Mix well with a wooden spatula, without over mixing. Drop tablespoons of mixture onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart, form a round shape and gently press in the middle so that it stays even and nice flat shape.
Bake at 350° oven for about 8-10 minutes. It’s okay if it looks soft and uncooked as it will stay firm after few minutes. Enjoy!