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It’s the beginning of a new year which means trying to make the kids healthier foods that are not processed and prepackaged. My teens come home so hungry after sports practices and want a satisfying pick me up before doing homework.
Cookies and milk is an all-time favorite and brings back great memories of my grandmother baking up her favorites when she visited. We are making the ultimate Loaded Oatmeal Cookies Recipes with amazing mix-ins like raisins, toasted pecans, and chocolate chips.
A nutrient-rich cookie served with a cold glass of 1% or Chocolate milk from Kroger and the kids will be satisfied until dinner.
Why we give our kids real Dairy milk?
Dairy milk has kept it real from the beginning as a wholesome, simple, minimally processed beverage. Real milk has just three ingredients – milk, vitamin A and vitamin D.
How to make Easy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
This recipe is super easy and you can double or even half the recipe. Made like any other cookie dough, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Follow with the flour and spices and finish with the addition of the oatmeal.
What Can I Add to My Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- Toasted Nuts
- Chocolate or white chips
- Toffee Chips
This cookie dough is dense but so satisfying. We recommend pressing them down slightly after scooping them onto a baking sheet. The end result is a crispy outside with a chewy dense middle Oatmeal Raisin Cookie.
If you don’t want to make or eat them all today check out my posting on Freezing Cookie Dough. This might be my new standby Oatmeal cookie and I will be mixing it up a bit each time.
Heck, I had one with for breakfast with a Tea Latte. If you can’t drink coffee or just like to mix up, the result is still a nutritious cup of tea with frothed milk. We use 1% milk but the higher the fat content the better the froth!
Enjoy thes loaded oatmeal cookies warm or at room temp.
Have you ever made a Milk Tea Latte? It is a great alternative to a coffee latte and you can decide what type of tea you prefer, but an English Breakfast Tea is highly recommended.
What is a Tea Latte?
A tea latte is a drink made from tea and milk. Yup, that’s it, all you need are those two essential ingredients.
What Tea is Best for Tea Lattes?
Since a tea latte is about combining tea and milk, a strong flavored tea that can hold up to the milk is the best tea to use.
To make a strong flavored tea, seep twice the amount of tea you would normally use and also keep it in the water longer. Remember you are diluting this with milk.
How to Make a Tea Latte? The recipe is for one serving but you can double or triple!
Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies:
Ingredients for Loaded Oatmeal Cookie
- Pecans, toasted
- Unsalted butter
- Dark brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Pure vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Kosher salt
- Old-fashioned oatmeal
- 3/4 cups of Mix Ins
- 3/4 cups pecans, toasted
- 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
- 3/4 cups of Mix Ins
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the pecans on a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes, until crisp. Set aside to cool. Chop very coarsely.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together into a medium bowl. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add the oats, raisins, and pecans and mix just until combined.
- Using a small ice-cream scoop or a tablespoon, drop 2-inch mounds of dough onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Flatten slightly with a damp hand.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer the cookies to a baking rack and cool completely.
- Enjoy with a Glass of Milk
Mix In Include Raisins, Craisins, white chips or chocolate chips, toffee chips
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Nutrition InformationYield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 75Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 8mgSodium 61mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 1g
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