These soft and chewy cookies are simple to make and can be modified easily with a variety of additional ingredients, so they're interesting every time. Slideshow:  Great Cookie Recipes 

Kristen Stevens
January 2014

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
18 to 24
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°.

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  • In a large mixing bowl cream the butter, sugars and eggs with an electric beater until well combined, about 2 minutes.

  • Add the flour, baking soda, vanilla, sea salt and cinnamon and mix until just combined. Stir in the oats, raisins and optional walnuts, coconut and/or chocolate chips until just combined.

  • Drop by heaping tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet, 9-12 cookies per sheet.

  • Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until they are slightly brown along the edges but still soft in the center.

  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer them to a baking sheet to finish cooling.

Make Ahead

Cookies may be stored for up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature. Freeze for up to 3 months.