Who doesn’t love a good cookie?
Who doesn’t love a good oatmeal cookie, preferably with raisins?
Did you know there’s a real holiday celebrating oatmeal cookies? Yep, there is one, and it’s today! Happy National Oatmeal Cookie Day!
Last month, I introduced you to a recipe I finally accomplished making (Etouffee) and also introduced you to the new Quaker Oatmeal Cookies. So I thought it would be a good time to introduce you to my favorite Oatmeal Raisin cookie recipe (it’s Jason’s favorite cookie).
But before I do that, why not share some fun facts about the Oatmeal Cookie with you?
Did You Know
- That the Oatmeal Cookie was originally invented in the late 1800sduring Rome’s attempts to conquer England?
- Oatmeal cookies are the secondmost popular cookie. I’ll give you one guess about the first.
- Oatmeal cookies have heart health benefits [from oats]. More than 37 studieshave shown that eating oatmeal daily as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Seventy-five percentof U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard. We do what about you?
- Americans consume roughly 2 billion cookiesa year although some reports will say about 300 cookies per person a year.
- After more than 100 years after the first Quaker Oatmeal Cookie recipe appears on packaging, Quaker finally makes two new and delicious kinds of oatmeal cookies.
Those new cookies are the yummy new Quaker Oatmeal Cookies that you might have seen on the shelves at your local grocery store recently. If you haven’t tried them yet, you are missing out! Why not run out and buy some for National Oatmeal Cookie Day?!
But maybe you would rather make your own. You would still be celebrating National Oatmeal Cookie Day, right? You can never go wrong with the Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe that you find on the Quaker Oats box. Those are the cookies that Jason covets.
But my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe has chocolate chips in it too! Here’s the recipe for my favorite cookie.
Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/4 cups Quaker Oatmeal
6 ounces chocolate chips (I use dark chocolate, but you can use any that you’d like)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (2 ounce) Hershey Bars (grated)
1 large egg, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped nuts (Your choice, optional. I don’t add nuts because Jason and the kids don’t like them, but if I did, I’d choose walnuts)
Preheat oven to 375.
Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
Cream the butter and both sugars. Add egg and vanilla.
Mix together the flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and soda. Add the sugar mixture. Next, add the chocolate chips, grated Hershey Bar and nuts.
Refrigerate the dough for about 10-15 minutes to get it nice and cold. Then roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.
This recipe makes two dozen of the best cookies you will ever eat! Enjoy!
And if you love Oatmeal Cookies, check out the Quaker cookie recipes on their site. I can’t wait to try them all out! And don’t forget to like Quaker Oats on Facebook and followe Quaker Oats on Twitter, too!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker. The opinions and text are all mine. And yes, I really love Quaker cookies!