Luxury Oatmeal Cookies

Luxury Oatmeal Cookies
Luxury Oatmeal Cookies

One thing is for sure, my jeans seem to be getting tighter. Maybe I shrunk them in the wash. No, it’s eating all these sweet things that might be the culprit. These wonderful Luxury Oatmeal Cookies aren’t helping either. Usually cookies would be considered a quick and easy thing to make but we are dealing with Rose here. You might think oatmeal cookies, how hard can that be? Well, we didn’t use plain old oatmeal, oh no, we made granola! I love granola but I refuse to pay those insane prices for it at the grocery store and I’ve never really thought about making my own. Now I have no excuses because this granola was so good, I couldn’t stop eating it when it came out of the oven. If I didn’t stop, I wouldn’t have enough for the cookies.

It was pretty easy to put the granola together, mix everything in a bowl and spread it on a half sheet pan and bake. I did use half the amount of maple syrup and the other half was my favorite Lyle’s Golden Syrup. I also refused to use walnuts because, well, most of you know how I feel about those. Instead I used pecans.

Granola Fixin's
Granola Fixin’s
Granola
Granola

Now for the cookie dough. Lord there were quite a few ingredients.

Cookie Ingredients
Cookie Ingredients

First the sugars were mixed together. I used the light brown Muscovado sugar.

Sugars
Sugars

Next the 2, yes 2 sticks of butter were creamed into the sugar.

Butter and Sugars
Butter and Sugars

Then came the eggs and vanilla.

Eggs, Butter, and Sugars
Eggs, Butter, and Sugars

And finally the flour mixture, which I forgot take a picture of. I think I was still eating granola.

Batter
Batter

I added the raisins and chocolate chips to the granola and mixed it into the cookie dough. I wasn’t too sure about mixing that much granola into the batter but it came together and I had a giant pile of cookie dough.

Finished Granola
Finished Granola
Cookie Dough
Cookie Dough

After the dough sat in the refrigerator for a while, it was time to make dough balls. This dough was pretty sticky and the first batch I rolled out covered my hands and scale and was really a mess. Might have helped if I would have read to lightly flour my hands before rolling the balls. I was probably still eating granola when I missed that part.

Cookie Balls
Cookie Balls

I used the bottom of a glass to smash the balls into about 2 inch in diameter cookies.

Flattened
Flattened

Into the oven to bake and after about 13 minutes, out came these golden brown delights.

Baked!
Baked!

 These cookies were really good. Not too sweet at all. As I was eating the second one, I kept thinking that something was missing though. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. So I had another one and decided that they needed more cinnamon and vanilla. I think next time I will use the dark brown sugar too. There will be a next time for sure. I might even make a double batch of the granola too. Now off for a walk around the neighborhood. Is it wrong to eat a cookie while you’re walking?

Next up will be the Cran-Raspberry Upside-Down Cake. I’m seeing a lot of walking in my future.

21 Comments

  1. Your cookies look great. They were a real hit with me too and you know how much I hate cookies

  2. hahahaha!!!! Eating a cookie while walking! Good one! Oh yes, I had to give away over a dozen to my brother because honestly, they are too good. The granola was just as much a temptation as the cookie dough and finished cookie. I can’t believe the price of my go to granola. They keep making the box smaller and now skinnier so as not to notice the downsizing. Ha! This was so easy to make it honestly was a surprise.

  3. oh if only walking made all those calories go away, life would be grand. Your beauty pic is really fun. Over time we found them addictive, but once they are gone probably won’t make them again. I’m sure the upside down cake will be killer!

  4. You should start an Alpha Bakers’ walking group! Walk off a weekly dessert–I’m in!

  5. My jeans are tighter too! And I’ve been walking almost every day (weather permitted). Seems I need to walk faster. I like Marie’s idea of walking group. We can keep in track of how many steps we do.

    I love that first photo of the cookies stacked. Yours look so even. Smart to use a glass jar to push them down – I’m gonna do that next time.

  6. hmmm a walking group… I need to work harder than walking. šŸ™‚ Like Jenn, I love the first shot of the cookies as well. – I think the hardest thing to photograph are cookies and soup!

  7. Does walking around the shopping centres counts? LOL! I love your photos! They are gorgeous! I read you rented a new lens? I didn’t know you can rent a lens in US. That’s pretty awesome! Hmm..actually my cookies look quite similar to yours, so maybe all my complain about it spreading, isn’t really so, but it is meant to be that way.

  8. Opps..i think i read wrongly.. Kim was the one who rented a lens.. šŸ™‚ Sorry!

  9. Glori, your cookies look fabulous and you are a funny story-teller. Walking and eating? It’s perfectly fine as long as you do it with gusto. Wasn’t this granola moreish?

  10. i love how much you referenced eating the granola! it certainly was yummy. we do need to start an alpha bakers walking support group. too bad we all don’t live closer together!

  11. I’m glad someone else samples the ingredients while they’re cooking. Glad you enjoyed these.

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