Monday, December 12, 2011

Chocolate Covered Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I am absolutely enamored with a cookie. My favorite cookie of this Season of Cookies so far is this one! 
One would think "How could a Fresh Homemade Oatmeal Cookie get better"? Well It has...

Chocolate Covered Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup Butter (room temp)
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup White Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground Clove
1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Salt
3 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 1/2 Cups Raisins
**Dried Cranberries,
 Apricots or Chopped Dates can be substituted for Raisins

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350°.
Line Baking Sheets with Parchment Paper

Cream together Butter and Sugars.
Add Eggs & Vanilla. Combine.
Beat well until light and fluffy.
Add Dry ingredients.
Stir in Fruit of choice.

Spoon out a Tbsp of dough per cookie, onto lined baking sheet.
Dough is dense so doesn't spread much.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake.
When you take them out of the oven they will be soft.
Move them to a cooling rack for 15 minutes.
Keep in a sealed container.
** Note:
 If cookies start to become hard, keep a piece of apple in container with cookies, this will keep them soft :)

Chocolate Covered Oatmeal Cookies
In a Small bowl pour 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Place in microwave for 15 seconds. Remove bowl, and stir chocolate.
Keep doing that at 10 second intervals until chocolate is melted.

Dip half cookie into chocolate. Let set on parchment until chocolate is set-up.

Enjoy!

I especially love these oatmeal cookies with chopped apricots and chocolate covering! Yum!!